Wednesday, May 18, 2016
This charming little species is from Sumatra. It is only 10 cm tall with clusters of 3 cm flowers that appear to be white but have a pink blush. Because the flowers are pendant, the fact that anther cap is purple is not evident either except on closer inspection. The plant is quite temperature tolerant and blooms faithfully for me every spring on the older growths. The growths are on a wiry "stem" with a fattened end that holds several small leaves.