I wish it was easy for me! I find that it spikes easily, but always in late summer, when the buds are most easily blasted....and while its not the most difficult paph to grow, it doesn't have the workhorse constitution of some of its cousins, like insigne...Take care, its a gorgeous bloom! Eric
It's kind off funny, but I have two of these I got from Andys about 3 years ago. One blooms and gets new divisions at a very respectable rate, and the other has never bloomed (as far as I can remember) and grows much slower.
Compared to the size of the plant the flower is huge.