The flowers are White with the lip acquiring an off white color. The plant sheds its leaves and buds appear on the leafless spikes from June to August. It is a delight to watch the flowers bloom on leafless spikes.
But there are times when I have seen them bloom on spikes with leaves. After the blooming period, new shoots appear with fresh and healthy leaves.
It is fast disappearing from the wild and enthusiastic botanists are collecting the seed capsules and germinating them in labs and reintroducing the plants in the wild.
To pot these plants use coal, brick pieces, moss and bark as a potting mixture and keep the plant away from direct heat. You can use a hanging basket to pot them and hang them.