This mesic grower found in the montane forests of Ecuador and Peru is medium-sized at about 10 inches, somewhat resembling a Til. confinis. The gray-green leaves sometimes tint reddish in strong light. The inflorescence is branched with bright red-orange scape bracts and reddish floral bracts, coated with a waxy powder. Flowers are purple. Grows best in a loose media in intermediate conditions (cool nights and warm days are best). Pure water is a must.