Getting Stanhopea to bloom?
I can't get my Stanhopea to rebloom. I've actually never been able to get it to bloom. I don't even remember which species of Stanhopea it is anymore.
It's in a basket with coconut chips and dyna-rocks. I have it on a rack over a tray of pebbles with water for humidity. It gets light from a South facing window. A Phalenopsis and Epidendrum made due with this amount of light. As far as I know, Stanhopea doesn't need a bunch of light.
In the warmer months, it goes outside for more light but not direct.
I usually use 18-18-18 diluted fertilizer on it but have switched to a bloom formula. I can't remember the #'s though off hand. I think it's Miracle Grow bloom formula. I was able to get my phal to finally open it's buds with it.
I also add iron chelate, epsom salt and Superthrive, although not every time.
? What am I doing wrong? How do I get it to bloom? It would be nice to finally see some flowers..