This is a orchid species indigenous to the Philippines. It must be amazing to see in the wild hanging in the forest canopy; perfect the way Mother Nature made it. I saw this orchid blooming on a bench at an orchid show in Chicago in 2005 and decided I had to have it. So I carried the orchid back on the plane sitting in my lap. I purchased it as a blooming size seedling which then took me almost 3 years to bloom. It has the sweetest grape candy smell which permeates the whole greenhouse every morning. Best of all it blooms several times a year now!
Required Light: In the greenhouse I use 50% shade cloth and hang this orchid in a spot where it gets mostly morning and afternoon sun but no Midday sun. Under artificial lights such as a 400 watt HPS I recommend it be at least 24” away from the bulb and off to the side by at least a foot.
Temperature: This orchid prefers night-time temperatures to be between 70°–75°F. Daytime temperatures can reach 90°F or more without any problems
Humidity: Best kept at around or over 60% RH.
Required Watering: Depending on environmental factors, but in basket culture I recommend watering every day, possibly twice a day in the hottest parts of summer. It is very important you keep water out of the growing crown where new leaves emerge from.
Fertilizer: Should be applied at ½ to 1/4 strength weekly. I prefer to use the Grow More brand of fertilizers.
Potting: I recommend growing this species in a basket to accommodate its rambling root habit as well as to mimic its natural growing conditions. I would fill the basket with either Viastone or leave the basket empty.