we have inadvertently provided it with the cold & light changes that were mentioned here. it bloomed just before Thanksgiving (end Nov) and now again in Feb, so about 3 mos between.
we had it in an east-facing window and it was watered when totally dry. then we needed to move it because a violet needed the spot (my mom has tons of violets.) so it went into the basement (a cool upper 60s all the time) with fluorescent lights on for about 10 hrs/day. when it started to bloom the 1st time we brought it upstairs & put it on the table in the kitchen. it got lots of late afternoon sun and was warmish (low 70s). After it finished blooming we took it back to the basement...where it began to bud & is now blooming again. We watered throughout whenever it became completely dry, but no fertilizer.
thanks for that info on the warm/cool cycling-wonder how many times it would bloom if provided the same conditions again & again?
Does anyone know when to repot? it's getting really large for the small & shallow container it is in now.
Stay calm and carry on.