Beallara Wine Spots ‘New Star’ is one of my original orchids, and was purchased at Trader Joes in November or December of 2014. I planted it into S/H, placed it on the lower shelf of the south window in the orchid room, and it stayed there (and did essentially nothing) until I moved it to the solarium in June of 2016. It has struggled in its small S/H pot, looking diseased at times, but probably suffering from a lousy environment and no light.
But in the solarium, it developed a new quality pseudobulb, and a eventually a spike. It is now in bloom, and will have four flowers.
I am happy about this one as I had essentially given up on it. I like Beallaras, and this one had a very dramatic color change in its spots. I will let it finish blooming, and then repot it into my bark mix — and a larger pot.