Chiloschista species "Pink" NFS mounted
species - Malaysia
This is an as yet undescribed and therefore unnamed species. For us, it bloomed in late spring and the flowers were white, however it has been said that if it receives higher light during the Winter, a pink color is manifested. Long lasting flower are about 1/3" in size with few to many to a short arching stem.
It is another of the "leafless orchids" that, for most of the year have no leaves. Those it does have are rather short lived, so don't worry if they fall. The photosynthetic features of the leaves are carried out by the abundant exposed roots. Good humidity and/or frequent misting are helpful. The plants are usually happy with temperatures between about 60 and 80 degrees night to day, although some can be grown cooler. Add a liquid or water soluble fertilizer to the watering regimen once a month.
LIMITED! NEAR FLOWERING SIZE, BUT NOT CURRENTLY IN SPIKE OR BUD.
Our thanks to Marni Turkel for the flower photo.