'Tis the season. This is my first year blooming chiloschistas. I acquired 5 species in 2009 but that winter I didn't realise that they needed not only a dry rest they also needed a cooler temperatures to initiate flowering. Thanks to mini-catts (Peter Lin), this winter I moved my plants out to rest with my dormant nigrohirsute dendrobiums. They stayed dry (water every 1-2 weeks), bright (3000-4000fc), humid (80%rh+) and cool (min 7.2°C/45°F) from December until they began spiking a month ago. When these are in active growth, I grow them warm (31.1°C/88°F max, 17.7°C/64°F), humid (80%rh+), with only moderate light c. 1500-2000fc. Because I grow under lights I water these twice daily. I am sure that C. segawae can bloom better than this, but I am happy to see something for the first time. The flowers are tiny, only 1cm wide. I am ambivalent about whether I want to keep growing this species because it doesn't really get me excited, but my partner loves it, so I will continue to grow it for his enjoyment. In contrast, I have a gorgeous Chiloschista viridflava in bloom with larger flowers than segawae and I love it. Hopefully I'll have photos to share of that soon.