a lovely compact evergreen or deciduous in cold climates Calanthe, lustrous green 8" leaves form a rosette, 20" spikes emerge from the center bearing upwards of a dozen beautiful pure white blooms, the 1 3/4" flowers have widely spreading pointed sepals and petals, large tri-lobed undulated lip with faint yellow basal markings, easy growing spring bloomer. Will take hard frost when planted in the ground and well mulched.
Keep moist year round.
Shade to Bright; 1500-2500 Footcandles (indirect light,pronounced shadowing)
Cool,Intermediate to Warm; 40°F min. to 95°F max.(tolerant of extremes,favoring cool)
Blooming Size (mature flowering size plant)
Potted, Moist; 2-3 waterings per week(let dry slightly between waterings)
Elegant species with broad plicate 12" leaves on a 2" to 3" clumping bulbs. The plant is winter deciduous producing a 12" to 24" arching spike that carries 2" white to pink flowers with either a white or lavender 3 lobbed lip with a yellow center or a darker lavender center, very showy