Calanthe rosea

Calanthe rosea

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
SubTribe: Bletiinae
Genus: Calanthe
Species: Cal. rosea
Binomial name
Calanthe rosea
(Lindl.) Benth. 1880

Calanthe rosea is a species of orchid from the genus Calanthe.


Plant blooms from fall to winter with seven to fifteen 6.25 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing in the deciduous forest of Myanamar and Thailand at eleations around 100 meter


Plants grows in intermediate to warm temperatures with shade. When potting Calanthe plants, the pseudobulbs must be half buried into the potting media. Plants can be potted in 40% soil, 40% dry bark and 20% perlite or another humus rich soil mixture. Plants should be watered regularly.


Common Names: The Pink Calanthe


  1. Alismorchis rosea (Benth.) Kuntze 1891
  2. *Limatodis rosea Lindl. 1852-3

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