A fully hardy Calanthe from the woodland mountains of Japan where it thrives. Flowers in the spring on stems 40 cm tall. Grow in the damp shade in a garden or in a large pot.
The old leaves often remain until the spring when they should be cut off.
It can be grown in the garden or in a large pot. If in the garden grow with hostas and ferns in semi-shade. Give winter protection to the pseudo-bulbs by covering with 10 cm of bark.
If grown in a pot, ensure the pot is never allowed to dry out. As the plant develops multiple growths will appear. The plant should be divided in the autumn if required.
To maximize growth feed regularly with the appropriate fertilizer.