Rhynchostylis gigantea 'Spots' 4.5"
species - Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Borneo,& the Philippines
This is a decidedly warm-hot grower. We successfully grow and bloom this plant with night temperatures of 65 degrees although warmer is better. It gets bright diffused light. It should receive regular watering and fertilizing year-round, but avoid keeping the roots constantly wet with a medium that is too fine or has begun to break down. In countries of origin, where humidity is high, Rhynchostylis gigantea is often grown in a slat basket with no other medium.
Flowering season is Fall-Winter and at maturity, the plant can produce multiple 12-16" densely flowered stem of 1" sweetly fragrant flowers. Our plants have a leafspan of about 9" and under the right conditions, some may produce their first blooms this season. Nevertheless we are not listing this one as NFS, or near flowering size.
By the way, in case you wondered, "rhyncho" refers to something beaklike in shape and "stylis" refers to the stick "pad" holding the male pollen grains
NOTE: pictured on the top left is one of the first to bloom.
NOT CURRENTLY IN SPIKE OR FLOWER.