ORIGIN: Found as a medium to large sized, cool growing lithophyte under bushes at 1000-1300 meters in the northeast of Minas Gerais state of Brazil.
DESCRIPTION: Found as a medium to large sized, cool growing lithophyte under bushes at 1000-1300 meters in the northeast of Minas Gerais state of Brazil. They have hot summers and cool winter nights which are typically dry, but there is daily dew in the winter so light misting through the winter is required. Pot with a rocky base media such as solite or aliflor and add a little crushed tree fern, then grow in a cool environment with indirect bright light and you will be rewarded with an erect, 8 to 10 [20 to 25 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with up to 10 flowers occurring in the winter and early spring in cultivation. This species has a short rhizome giving rise to elongate, cylindrical, slightly thickened basally pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, lanceolate leaf.
FLOWER SIZE: 1.6 inches [4 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
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