I'm officially new to this community and still a relative gardening noob. I have always preferred succulents but branched out to get an ivy about 1 1/2 years ago. It's doing beautifully so I must be doing something right. In order to keep my plants safe, I am on constant patrol because I have two kittens that do kittenish things and many of them involve playing with leaves, pots, flowers, stems, and anything else involved with my plants. I live in Wilmington, NC. And my question is this: I was recently given an orchid from the owner of a plant nursery for finding his wallet and returning it to him. This is my first orchid. It was already blooming and a good 3 feet in height. He gave me watering instructions (about once a week or so for now) and a few other details regarding spring, summer, and the start of fall. The problems consists of a break near a foot from the top. It's not a complete break and it came to me as such. He had placed a small pole in the pot and used a bread tie to stabilize the top and it looks as though the tie was too tight and cut into the top of the stem, or that it just got slammed somehow and the stem was bent at that part. There are blooms above it and then another branch off below it that also contains blooms. Is this going to be extremely detrimental to the plant? Is there something I should (or can) do in order to keep this quasi-open junction healthy? Thank you in advance. Jaime, the noob.