Cochleanthes amazonica grows in the Amazon Basin in shady wet forests. It is cool to warm growing, fragrant and blooms through a long fall to spring season. The genus Cochleanthes (Cnths) contains 10 species spread through tropical America They need a shady and humid environment. The spot I had this plant in was too shady and humid.
When I picked up this plant I planned to make it the first plant on the $5 table I am setting up. But I rushed the cleanup and damaged the new growth. Now I have to wait to see what it does over the next month or so. The roots are better than I guessed from looking at the top.
I am already seeing some results in my effort to clear out the greenhouse. I am starting to be able to make the benches seem less chaotic. Even without the pots coming in for the winter, the greenhouse was too crowded.