What an intriguing addition to your collection! This cool growing genus is native to portions of South America, and is generally found in wet forested areas under dense shade. Pale colored blooms with varying lavender-blue lip markings will appear around the base of thin foliage. Blooms carry a subtle, floral scent.
Growing Suggestions: We suggest these for cool to intermediate growing conditions with summer temperatures no warmer than approximately 85 degrees. Plants should be grown in low to medium light, similar to many Paphiopedilums and Phalaenopsis. The foliage is very thin and burns easily in bright light. This genus does not have pseudobulbs to retain water so watering should be done before media has dried completely. Potting media should be moisture retentive, but drain freely to avoid root rot from frequent waterings. Fertilize at half strength, even in spring and summer. High humidity is also recommended, and must be balanced with fresh airflow to prevent leaf spotting. (May not be suitable as a windowsill grower in all homes.)
We are offering healthy, Blooming Size plants in 4" pots. We expect first blooms on these in the coming 6-12 months.
These beautiful plants were provided by our friends at a wholesale orchid nursery in Hawaii. Because we did not raise them in our greenhouses, we can not guarantee them to be virus free as we would our own lab grown material. Otherwise, we guarantee your satisfaction and safe delivery as with other plant purchases.