If you want a really big robust plant, keep feeding all year long ... robust means 30-40 inches tall before it blooms.
If you would like a more manageable sized plant, keep watering, but don't feed after August (late summer) and continue to give as bright light as you can. The important thing is stopping the feed even from slow release pellets. Plants should initiate spikes in Feb to April on relatively short plants ... maybe 12-16" in 5" pots.
In any case, feed and water regularly May thru summer and grow in bright light. Plants will tolerate temps from 90's down to mid 40's. Best temps mid 50's to mid 80's.
People do love these strange looking fellows.
Last edited by catwalker808; 06-10-2009 at 02:30 PM..