Soil: Humusy mix.
Temperature: Day: 65 to 70 degrees. Night: 55 to 65 degrees.
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.
Continuing Care: Keep plants cool (50 degrees) 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 degrees, 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.