This epiphyte has large oval, dark glossy green leaves with very large pink hanging blooms (panicles) that can grow up to 3 meters so needs height and space to show off and often needs supports for the new growth and flowers.
This plant loves a bright sunny place with lots of humidity. Repotting in a mix of potting soil and vermiculite only when the pot has become too small and before budding in the early spring. Place the inside pot in a heavy decorative pot to balance the heavy blooms. The roots are sensitive to calcium so water with room temperature rainwater once the topsoil has dried out somewhat. Feed with high-phosphorus fertilizer. Prune lightly after blooming. Propagate by plant division.
Prone to root rot, over pruning, draughts and dry air.