Year Introduced: 1898
A lovely species that clearly demonstrates the variety within the genus. Flowers best on older growths during months with shorter days. Vigorous, making strong growth in summer, and ultimately needing a very large pot. Produces large orange fruits.
Has been observed growing epiphytically in the wild.
Tube: Long, lilac with purple veins.
Sepals: Lilac to pale lilac at tips.
Corolla: None, but has spectacular stamen with purple filaments and bright orange anthers.
Foliage: Narrowish dark green leaves which can be quite large - between 2" & 4".
|Large (4.5 - 6cm)||#|
|H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C)||#|