Habitat: erect shrub, typically epiphytic in rainforest habitat
Description: 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.
Culture: 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.