Temperature: Day: 65° to 75°F. Night, 55° to 65°F.
Light: Moderate light, partial shade and some direct sun in winter from eastern exposure.
Watering: Keep soil evenly moist. Mist frequently.
Fertilizing: Once flower buds form, apply a high-potassium fertilizer every 2 weeks.
Special hint: Repot each year after flowering.
Pest + Disease Watch
Dropping buds result form drafts, sudden change in temperature, or when soil is allowed to dry out.
Keep plants cool (50°F) following their blooming period. Keep soil barely moist and withhold fertilizer. When new growth appears use the following strategy to encourage blooming: Keep the plants between 55° to 65°F, alternating 10 hours of light and 14 hours of total darkness for 4 to 6 weeks after new growth appears. When buds appear, introduce to warmer temperature and begin regular culture (described in above growing guide). Plants should bloom in 6 weeks.