Last year for my birthday my daughter gave me an Orchid plant. It is a Phalaenopsis. The directions say it could bloom twice a year but mine only bloomed once and I am very happy with that. When I got it there were blooms on it and they lasted a long time. I am not good with house plants but I thought I would give it a try. I let it do it's own thing and watered it when I thought it needed it. A few months ago a new shoot came on it and then some little buds. The little buds have started to open and I have 2 beautiful blooms.