This erect shrub to 6 ft (1.8 m) tall is usually found as an
epiphyte in its Philippine homeland. Its stems may be ribbed or even
winged and its rich glossy green leaves grow to about 12 in (30 cm)
long and have obvious paler veins. Its small pink flowers are
produced throughout spring and summer in long pendulous panicles to
18 in (45 cm); these are made even more obvious because of the large
pink bracts attached to the flower clusters.
Hardiness zone from 11 To 12
Cultivation: Most species only grow outdoors in the tropics. They
can be cultivated as greenhouse and house plants, but they will not
tolerate winter minimums below 64¡F (18¡C). Plant in rich, moist,
well-drained, humus-rich soil in part-shade. Water and feed well in
the growing season. Propagate from seed or cuttings.