Coryanthes alborosea is is a somewhat smaller grower from Central America. Flowers in pairs, about 6 cm across, fragile white, with yellow or red flush on the epichil of the bucket like labellum+E351 It is essential to hang the plants, to keep them 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 against things that like to eat Coryanthes. Chewing pests love the Coryanthes and slugs and snails will quickly kill a plant.
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