Genus Calanthe R.Br.

Calanthe sylvatica (Thouars) Lindl.

Calanthe-plants are terrestrials.
Calanthe-species comes from the Mascarene Islands, Madagascar, Africa and some South Asian countries.
My plant came from the Comore Islands.
I grew her very shady in my warm greenhouse in an orinary garden compost. Repotting every 2 years is a must.

in 2008 my plant passed away.


Calanthe sieboldii
Decne. ex Regel

Here on the right
two pictures of
Calanthe sieboldii
Ch/WOC Dijon 2005.

This plant also won
a gold medal at the last EOCCE 2012 in Budapest.

Franz Glanz from Germany, a more than excellent orchid grower
owns and grows this plant. It is a native
Calanthe-species from Japan, a hardy orchid for garden culture in Europe.