This primary hybrid is one of the ones that blooms in succession from each spike. By the time a flower has opened, the next bud is well on its way. The lip color is best described as slightly browner than a dark brick red. The spikes develop on immature new growth, similar to Pholidota chinensis. My experience with this one and usitana is that not necessarily every new growth produces a spike, but most do. Bright shade seems to suit it. The leaves max out at about 11″ long and 3″ wide.