Rare Species- Best suited for Collectors and Advanced Growers
Though this species can be found in various regions of southeast Asia, offered here is the newer variety from Vietnam. These have been found to be better growers with longer pseudobulbs and larger flowers. Plants can be grown in tight containers with the growths staked upright or will do well mounted, allowing the canes to become pendant. If grown mounted, humidity needs to be high and watering must be done very regularly. Previous years canes produce vibrant tangerine colored blooms with reflexed segments and a uniquely veined lip. Flowers appear in early to mid spring on bare canes, before new growth emerges.
Growing Suggestions: While this species prefers bright, indirect light, care must be taken to avoid burning the soft foliage. Good airflow helps with this as well as keeping bacterial problems from becoming an issue. During the active growing season, do not allow roots to stay dry for long. Fertilize lightly every 3rd or 4th watering. Nearing the end of summer, much less water is needed and by wintertime plants must be allowed a rest period. A drop of temperatures is needed to induce spring flower buds.
We have a limited number of generous sized plants growing in 2" pots. Plants are Blooming Size and expected to flower this coming spring.
Update 4/23/21- Plants are starting to show early signs of flower buds.
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.