Definitely give them another go
Now is the time.Bought the wife a very nice orchid yesterday, £9.99 reduced to £3.00
I also put a couple of wine corks in the decorative outer container (if the plant has one), that means you don't have to be quite as careful watering, when there is water in the pot the plant sits above it on the corks. Open saucers I have hydroleca in and the plant sits on that.Looking how orchid farm operate, the floor/ground under which the orchids are located is always flooded with water to create a high humidity environment for the plants which are hung to the ceiling.
Another Gesnerid, Nematanthus is also known as the "Goldfish plant", that doesn't have flowers anything like as good, but it is a good house plant.I've seen "goldfish plant" cuttings a few times on ebay but didn't know they looked that nice in flower
I've got an <"Aeschynanthus in that pot as well">. There is another one at work. The teaching lab. one has flowered really well recently (<"must be the Miracle-Gro">), but I failed to take a photo.I have a couple of aeschynanthus which look similar to their cousins but are less hairy.