These plants are shrubs. Growing the stems and branches tend to develop downwards. This plant in the summer assumes a purplepinkwhite colouring; it is medium in size and can reach 60 cm high. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter.
For a balanced development, it is best to position the The Keyflower in a partially shady place, where it can enjoy direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day. During this time of year we shouldn't worry about minimum temperatures, in fact the The Keyflower can bear temperatures a few degrees below zero.These plants prefer very bright places, but we should avoid direct sunrays, especially during the hottest days of the year.
Let’s avoid watering the The Keyflower excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore let’s irrigate the substratum deeply every 1-2 weeks with 1-2 glasses of water . Orchids in general favour a pretty moist soil; to water correctly it is advisable to water these plants by immersion, therefore soaking the containers in water up to the edge; when the water has reached the top part of the substratum we can take out the vases and let the excess water drain well.
A treatment based on mineral oil or insecticide should be applied only in cases of infesting by parasites, paying attention not to vaporize the flowers.
Cultivate in a very well drained soil.
Notes - Keyflower
If desired, we can grow the The Keyflower in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.