I brought this plant some years ago to see if I could grow and bloom a Phragmipedium in the mountains of Puerto Rico. The plant is from Ecuador. It grew well enough and to my surprise it survived the climatic chaos that followed the destruction of the forest canopy in my locality by hurricane Maria. Many other hardier plants didn't. Since it was blooming size and yet it didn't seem inclined to bloom, I exposed it to stronger sunlight for more hours and upped the nitrogen in the fertilizer. The plant produced larger leave fans than ever and bloomed.