Growing terrestrially with a distribution in tropical Asia, z.T. also South Africa, Mexico, Central America. A distinction must be made between two sub-genera: Prep-tanthe = laubabwerfend, Eucalanthe = evergreen. Preptanthe: In March; the new instinct begins, the so far completely dormant bulbs are in humus-containing plant material, about half-rotted foliage soil, Clay, potted some Osmunda and Sphagnum. At high heat, With humidity and low compost moisture, root development begins. With their continuous development, fertilization is carried out weekly until the bulbs are fully formed. During this time, the leaves should be sprayed as little as possible, to avoid their premature death. With the beginning of autumn, the plants gradually lose their leaves; at the same time the inflorescences appear. It is kept moderately moist during its development. With the blooming begins the absolute rest period with complete dehydration and temperatures around 16-18 °C.
C. rosea, III/W. Home of Moulmein. Pseudobulbs ovate-elongated, 10-15 cm high. Leaves broadly lanceolate, 25-35 cm long. shaft 30-40 cm high, many-flowered, Flowers dark pink, approximately 5 cm wide. 9-10.
C. dressed, III/W. Back india, Indonesia. Pseudobulbs ovate, 10-15 cm high, Leaves lanceolate, approximately 40 cm long, shaft 50-60 cm high, slightly bent over, many-flowered, blossoms 6 cm wide, white with a red throat spot. 11-12.
Hybrids: C. x Bryan, similar to C. dressed, white with a red throat spot;
C. x veitchii, dark pink with a dark throat spot.
Eucalanthe: Care evenly moist, partially shaded, only indicated rest period. Humose, permeable plant material (2 g), additional fertilization.
C. veratrifolia, III/W/T. Malaysia, Australia. 8-10 leaves, elliptical, to 50 cm long, Shaft about 80 cm high, densely many-flowered, blossoms 4-5 cm wide, white with an orange-yellow throat. 4-5. Really nice, rare species.