My name is Jon. I'm in California. I love orchids, obviously, but this isn't a main hobby for me. I'd like to keep a few and see if I can get them to rebloom.
My conditions are very challenging. My studio apartment doesn't get a lot of natural light, especially in winter, and I have very limited window space for plants. The cultural variables that I can control are limited (watering, fertilizing, growth media). Temperature, lighting, ambient humidity are much more difficult for me - and this is a dry environment.
In the past, I had an apartment on an upper floor with an unobstructed west-facing window. I was able to get a very sad-looking Dendrobium and a Brassavola nodosa to rebloom in that window, but I have had no luck since moving out of that apartment almost eleven years ago. That Brassavola kicked the bucket after being brought to the Midwest, and the Dendrobium went back to it's original owner, where it is still doing well.
I currently have the following plants:
Beallara "Patricia McCully" (I think - it's from Matsui nursery, a Trader Joe's purchase. Confirming my ID would be appricated)
Brassavola "Little Stars" (well, the tag just says "Brassavola hybrid")
Miltoniopsis "Pink Lemonade"
I'm attempting to attach some photos. Help with some basic suggestions for these plants would be helpful. I have had the Brassavola hybrid for several years. I assume it's "Little Stars", but it has never bloomed. I have recently been giving it more attention and it looks healthy and is putting on new growth.
I've been reading these forums for a couple of months, and I have learned a lot - it's probably generated even more questions than I started with though. Thanks, everyone, I'm happy to be here.