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New here, have a few questions


I have 2 phalaenopsis (at least I think) orchids. I bought them both at the same time at the same place. I had done some reading on how to water and take care of them, and I think I've been doing really good. They have kept their beautiful flowers for about 3 months, I think that about how long I've had them. Well one randomly lost all it's flowers and I started to freak out, thinking I may have killed them. Upon research, I am finding it happens and it's normal. I don't understand why only one did, and not the other, they both came from the same place. I did a lot of reading and watched a lot of videos and found I am supposed to cut the flower spike off with sterile scissors, and I used a little bit of peroxide on the little stump to kill any bacteria. I guess I just need validation I did the right thing. I want to get some food for them but am unsure of what's the best food for them. Also just today I realized on of the leaves is folding on itself. The leaves look nice and healthy, but I guess I'm not sure if I should be worried. Any advice would be great. I really want to keep them alive.
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Depending on the variety, the flower loss after 3 months is normal. But all at once may be due to a shock to the plant. Perhaps a temperature change.

As far as teh leaf folding, without a picture it would be hard to say. Is it a bottom leaf or top leaf?
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