i just bought this plant... currently it is looking good: dark green leaves with 5 buds on one stem. i need to learn as much as i could in taking care of this plant because it costed me $30 AUD to buy it... i would be very sad to see such a beautiful plant dying with leaves turning green. i also found this other forum with tips in growing phalaenopsis: http://www.orchidgeeks.com/forum/orchid-care-cultivation/17-phalaenopsis-orchids-the-basics.html my questions: 1. does anyone here know the type of Phalaenopsis I have? 2. what does spike means? is that a stem? 3. does this species only comes with one stem? will this stem die out, leaving the leaves by themselves? please reply. i thank the person who replies to this letter.