A hardy outdoor orchid which will be at its happiest in a semi shaded area. Calanthe bicolour has very attractive orange-yellow flowers. They are relatively easy to grow as long as you plant in a sheltered position in a compost mixture of fibrous loam, leaf mould, sand and chopped sphagnum. Keep plants moist (as they do not like to get dry) and well shaded. Also very suited to growing in containers. Feed with such food as tomorite every 3 weeks.
Flowering height: 24″ (60cm)
Soil types: humus rich well drained soil
Aspect: Semi shaded areas of the garden