Growability scale = 8 (1=easy, 10= very difficult)
Photo Many people will disagree with my growability scale score on this plant. Many will think I was conservative. The plant can be very picky about it's culture, and if unhappy, will generally show it's displeasure by dying in a hurry. Plants grown in different culture will often show different characteristics. We tend to grow ours in bright shade, which keeps them rather short, usually 12-18". Others we've seen grown in brighter light have been 4-5' tall. The plant is a reed stem Epi, with very thin wire-like canes and leaves spaced every few inches. The short spikes feature nice pink blooms with a white throat, clustered at the top. We grow ours "stress-free", light about 2000 FC, temps in the 60's-80's. They are invariably potted in fine fir bark, frequently misted in the summer, watered once per week. They are checked for spider mites weekly as the genera seems to have a proclivity for attracting them.
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