Is my orchid dead or alive? When the orchid died and winter came. I cut back the stem a little late and I noticed my wife and daughter were watering it all winter. I pulled the plant from the container and set it out to help it dry out. It did not bloom yet or grow a new growth. Is there a chance it can bloom again? Is there something that can be done to help it along for next year? Or does our beautiful Orchid have no fighting chance???