I've had this plant for 2 years and this is its first time blooming. I got interested in this species after seeing an amazing video showing this species in its natural habitat: In that video, you can see that this is a species of *very* high elevation, up to 3750 m in the sub-paramo of the Colombian Andes. He describes the habitat of having typical daytime temps of 10-12C with nighttime temperatures that can easily get down to 0C or even lower. He further goes on to mention that on a scale of 1-5 of difficulty, this species is a 5, and he considers it "one of the impossible species" that "no one has ever had success blooming". Challenge accepted! I grow mine in the bottom of my wine cooler in the coldest, wettest spot possible. This time of year the temps are ~16C max in the day and ~5C min at night, nearly 100% humidity and high air movement.