This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
This is a very rare Orchid and seldom found in collections, and is a most singular plant. It has flowers in masses having the appearance of heads with long hairs hanging from them, these hairs being twisted about in a strange manner. It succeeds well on blocks of wood, or in a pot with rough peat and sphagnum moss, but I prefer the former and the flowers show to better advantage. If grown in a pot it is as well to keep the active part near the edge as possible, so that when in bloom the flowers will be free from the pot, and it can be suspended to the roof of the house, and the flowers will be free from damp, to which they are very liable. It is easily grown in a warm house. The flowers are of a creamy white spotted pink. It is a native of Singapore.