I have two species that have bloomed for me once or twice, but have failed to do so for 2 seasons now. Aerangis kirkii and Aerangis rhodosticta have both popped out 3-4 pups for the last year. I see little spike-like projections only to be disappointing when they turn into new growths. The rhodosticta is the worst, and there are now so many pups they're all growing mashed up into each other. I'm just wondering what I'm doing incorrectly - the leaves also don't seem to be getting as big as they should be. New leaves on both the mother plant and the numerous babies grow regularly, but are generally shorter than I've seen. Light is low-intermediate, and the only thing I can think of is that I'm not giving an appropriate winter cooling/drying; day temps range from 25-27C which is quite warm, due to the lights. Night is around 19-20C. I'm still trying to deal with that problem although I fear it's too late for this year. Any other ideas? Fertilized once weekly with 8:14:9 african violet fertilizer. Does anyone have experience with this problem? I saw over 6 'spikes' that are now swelling suspiciously into new growths on my aerangis kirkii. I can try and snap some photos later, but this is making me a little sad. Also, general cultural info for these two species would be appreciated as well. On an unrelated note, what's your best recommendation for scale? I've used Safer's End-all which is an insecticidal soap. It seems to work mediocre on scale, and good with mealies...also, I think it messes up root growth on my plants. I want to go systemic but Canada doesn't have any systemics for sale so I'd have to import it. Hand-treatment is not proving to be effective enough.