Teagueia teaguei comes from the high Andes of northern Ecuador, Imbabura province, at 3000-3400 m. I've had this plant for around 3 years and this is its first blooming. This plant has a well-deserved reputation for being difficult to grow. I have found it nearly impossible. It is completely intolerant of anything but very cold conditions. At around 18C as a daily high, new growths will abort. I nearly killed this plant after not keeping it cold enough for a very short time. I grow this in my wine cooler, at the bottom in the coldest and most humid spot. After doing quite a bit of sleuthing online, using Wayqecha PE and Papallacta EC as templates, typical temperatures for a sub-paramo habitat at this elevation should be something like 15-16C max during the day, which is what I've programmed for my wine cooler. But this is the max -- most of the day it is much colder, around 10-12C. Nightly lows are around 4-5C. At these temperatures, growth and flowering is very slow. I can expect maybe two leaves per year, and the flower spikes take around 6 months to mature. It is also very prone to bud blast, which can be frustrating with flowers that take so long to develop.