.Coryanthes are shade growers and should be cultivated in small pots or baskets in a media that does not dry out. Commonly, spaghnam moss is used, and the plants grow very quickly if kept warm and in high humidity. It is essential to hang the plants, out of reach of slugs and snails.In the wild, they inhabit aboreal ant nests, not for the ants or their formic acid as has been suggested, but for the protection the aggressive ants offer. Chewing pests love the Coryanthes and slugs and snails will quickly kill a plant.
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