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 fine Orchid from the north of India deserves more attention by lovers of the beautiful than it gets. It is a deciduous drooping species and is shown to best advantage when grown in a basket, given plenty of water during the period of its growth, gradually withholding as the shoots mature. The flowers, which are of a bright orange, having a crimson blotch on the tip, are produced on the young growths during the spring months. It requires a good high temperature to grow in, and will produce its flowers more abundantly if well ripened by being kept close to the glass, having plenty of light, but not too much of the burning sun.