Pholidota rubra

Plants are large 2-3 lead specimens in a 4” plastic pot. These are ready for 5” or 6” pots. NOTE: These were purchased as Pho. rubra. These flowered for me 2017 – September. I compared the flowers to drawings of Pho. rubra and was satisfied that the identification was correct. I however did not take photographs when they flowered. DUH!!! Photographs are not of the plants offered, but borrowed.

 

This species if native to Bhutan, Assam and the Himalaya region of India, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam.  Plants are similar to the related Pho. imbricata. The only differences are in floral structures.  Pseudobulbs are 1” – 1¼” across and 1½” – 2” tall. Each it topped by a single leaf. Plants are 8” – 12” tall. Inflorescences emerge when the growths are about ½ grown. They emerge from within the emerging leaf. Inflorescences are wiry and 8” – 10” long, after which the flowers form on a pendant 6” – 10” pendant section (called the rachis). The flowering portion can have 20 – 60 flowers. Individual flower are ½” across. Flowers are cupped. All parts are off white with a rose flush on the backs.  The labellum has a few reddish spots in the throat of the pouch. Plants are related to Coelogyne and Dendrochilum.  They will grow well under Cattleya light. Plants prefer to be kept evenly moist when in active growth. When growths mature (about a month after the flowers have fallen) water can be reduced.

Pholidota rubra

$34.99Price