syn. P. grandiflora
The commonly cultivated species is Phaius tankervilliae. All species are native to tropical Asia, from Japan, China, westward into Africa. The flowers are sequential bloomers, with a bloom spike which sometimes reaches four feet tall
Advantageously grown out of doors ( in tropical situations) in a rich compost. If kept in pots, the medium should be well drained. The Phaius are heavy feeders, so feed heavily and regularly. The Phaius love bright light and warm temperatures, but can withstand temperatures down to 40 o F for brief periods.
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