Re: Phalaenopsis Leaves
I think there are different types and sizes of phalaenopsis...perhaps you bought a large variety.
I remember going into a nursery, and saw this phalaenopsis with bigger leaves that cascade out of the pot like the one u described, and the flowering spike is much longer and rougher looking than the one I had at home.
Nothing's wrong with the plant..it takes time for the orchid to flower. I bought my phal that was flowering until October last year...it rested awhile, and now, it's May (autumn - temperature drop) and I can see a flowering spike shooting out. The temperature here is important - I heard that if the temperature is too hot, the flowering spike will turn into a keika (spelling?) - a baby orchid that is attached to the parent plant instead of turning into flowers.
I don't exactly understand how the temperature works... but u need a temp drop for the orchid to flower. In my case, Autumn - where the night temp falls into a certain degree...make sure u don't have a heater on at night.