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.