My phalaenopsis got no flower again

Hi,
I bought a phalaenopsis one year ago. After the flower die, I have cut the dying stem off. Since then It grow a lot of roots, but there was no flower again. Can you tell me why?
I am thinking to replace the pot to a bigger one but don't know what kind of "soil" it need. The "soil" looks not like soil, it looks like Tree bark?
Need your help.
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On 12/30/12 3:19 PM, Markjump wrote:

Does the plastic pot have holes in the bottom? Phalaenopsis requires good drainage. That is why it is planted in bark chips instead of real soil. The bark chips should remain moist, but there should be NO standing water in the pot. Do you supply additional humidity?
The plant is not getting enough sunlight. The dark green leaves should instead be lighter green, almost yellow-green.
The plant should be fed WITH ORCHID FOOD every other week.
My two phalaenopsis are in clay pots with drain holes. The pots sit in saucers on top of pea gravel. I keep adding water to the saucers so that the water level is just below the bottom of the pot. This supplies humidity.
When I water the plants, I hold the pot over the sink with one hand blocking the drain hole. I carefully pour water into the pot until the pot is full of water. I then let the pot drain into the sink. I water only once each week. BE VERY CAREFUL not to let even a small drop of water get into the center of the leaves; otherwise, the plant might rot and die.
To feed an orchid, I mix 1/4 teaspoon of granular orchid food in a quart of water. I place the pot in a bowl and pour the mixture through the pot. This substitutes for a watering. I capture what accumulates in the bowl and use it to feed the other orchid. After that, any accumulation is diluted to double the amount and is then used to water my bromeliads and other house plants.
My phalaenopsis are in a greenhouse window in my breakfast room. The window faces north but gets a lot of indirect sunlight. In the winter, the window might get down to 65 degrees (F) or even cooler. Cool winter nights promote flowering by phalaenopsis. However, they are tropical and cannot be outdoors in our winters.
Also, while they need good lighting, they do not do well with direct sunshine through the window. Actually, no plant will do well indoors close to a window where it gets direct sunshine. Since my house is not square on the compass, I have to hang shade cloth over the greenhouse window from late April until mid-October to protect my indoor plants from several hours of morning sunshine.
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'David E. Ross[_2_ Wrote: > ;975536']On 12/30/12 3:19 PM, Markjump wrote:-

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> (http://www.rossde.com/garden/diary ) Thank you! Your experience will be my guide! A few questions: Can I buy bark chips and ORCHID FOOD from HOMEBASE? You add water to the pot only once each week (I water it almove every day!!!) but keep water in the saucers to keep humidity?
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On 12/31/12 5:11 AM, Markjump wrote:

Most REAL nurseries that carry orchids also carry bark chips and orchid food. I believe Homebase is a hardware store, but I have indeed found orchid food at a nearby hardware store. I don't remember where I bought my bark chips.
If you are watering daily, you are watering too much and too often. Yes, there should always be water in the saucer; but you need pea gravel or small pebbles in the saucer so the bottom of the pot does not touch the water. The saucer should be wider than normal to provide more humidity.
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'David E. Ross[_2_ Wrote: > ;975567']On 12/31/12 5:11 AM, Markjump wrote:-

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> (http://www.rossde.com/garden/diary ) OK, I will follow your instructions to see what will happen. If the flower grow again I will tell you!
Thank you so much for your help!
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I'm new to orchids, but our first one flowered twice, then the stem died off. About 3 months went by before we noticed the new flower stalk growing.
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