Commonly referred to as 'Pink Quill'. Native to Ecuador, but ubiquitous in collections across the globe. One of the finest natural species to be discovered, it has been in cultivation well over one hundred years, and many selected clones have been developed. The plant is sub-mesic, thriving potted in moist, open-shaded conditions.
Bright light turns the paddle-shaped inflorescence a deep and vivid pink. The large, deep purple flowers are highly fragrant with the scent of cloves or cinnamon. Red-striated green leaves. A must for all collections. Grow in bright shade and keep moist.
Perfect condition, bloom about halfway open, so I will get to enjoy the maximum show. Only $10 at the retail store. I don't have much luck with getting them to rebook, but I have 2 or 3 that are still otherwise doing great after probably 3-4 years, and they make lovely foliage in any case.