'reblooming' T. cyanea: what's the secret?
Alright, how do you people do it? I got my T.cyanea in bloom over a year ago. It bloomed, spike faded, I cut it off, it grew two new pups, both of which grew up (I kept them attached to the 'mother' plant) and have a nice strong purple colour to their leaves, which means that lack of light is not my problem. I know the old apple-in-a-bag-with-the-plant trick, but I don't want to just stick an apple in my terrarium, because I know that ethylene gas can also cause orchid bud-blast, and my C. pulchellum is currently blooming. In fact, it's almost always making new spikes, one at a time, so there isn't really a 'safe' time to add the apple. I also don't really want to take the plant out of my terrarium and bag it with an apple, because I think it may have attached itself to the driftwood. Taking the whole wall of driftwood out with it is also not an option. So what makes these guys bloom in the wild? Is it a temp drop? A dry rest followed by drenching? Mr. B, I know you've rebloomed your cyanea. What makes you so special? =) ; ) Seriously, any ideas anyone has will be appreciated. TIA!