Posted: 14/12/2014 at 17:54
I have two rescued some years ago from a greengrocer's shelves - he thought they were dead. I repot them in the spring, removing as much old compost as I can prise off the roots and replacing it with fresh - I use a 50:50 mix of MPC and JI No 3 loambased - because that's what I tend to have about and it seems to work.
I leave them outside on the terrace in a semi-shaded spot after the last frost and bring them back in again before the first. I put the pots in a tray of grit because the snails love them.
When they come inside they live on the east facing windowsill of the dining room. They flower their socks off in the winter - when I water them indoors I give them a dose of Baby Bio every now and again, and then they usually bloom again in the spring. My two have just finished their winter show.