My sister sent our grandma a potted amarylis bulb for Christmas. I was surprised to discover on our trip home that it had burst into bloom. I think her house is ideal for flowers... warm and bright.
I have never seen anyone have such luck with orchids also.
Some of these are blooming for the third time.
I think my house is too cool for orchids.
Not only are they not re-blooming but I've killed off several now.
The exception are these three mini-orchids I keep in the kitchen. One trooper even has some growth that looks like it will have blooms on! Exciting!