My heart was broken last year when my AVs got root mealies. I'm trying it again this year. This time I'm starting some from leaves. I have 14 leaves potted right now, 11 different types. I only want to keep two of each. I'm hoping to give any others away as Christmas or Valentine's Day presents. Whenever the babies are big enough to be potted on their own.
Use fert just for AVs, preferably one with no urea. I used Peter's AV fert and was happy with it. There are other types though. Everyone is different, but I diluted mine to 1/4 strength and used it about 2 - 3 times a month. I watered from the bottom (for about 20 - 25 minutes), but about once a month I would water carefully from the top to leach out the fert salts. Be care not to get any water in the crown (center) of the plant. If you do, though, take a napkin or something to dab it dry. You don't want to chance it getting crown rot. Crown rot can kill it.
Pretty soon, you'll get used to the plant and notice when it needs water by the way the leaves look to you. They have a certain "shininess" to them when they're watered. Then they go a little dull when it's time water. You'll recognize that in time. You can also tell by the difference in the pot's weight and, of course, by sticking your finger in the soil.
Be careful about letting hot sun get to it. It will scorch the leaves. I Sometimes when it's hot they will take a break from flowering. I kept mine about 18 inches from an unobstructed east facing window usually, but in the hot summer, that close became too hot for them. I had to move them further away. Rachel's Reflections
is a good site to visit for info.
For the old forum I have this link bookmarked. I just do the search on all open forums. You should be able to get some info that way. Old Garden Helper Search