Origins: Ecuador, Peru
Bloom: Medium length compound inflorescence with multiple purple bracts and purple and white fragrant flowers
Ideal for: Indoors/Outdoors
Light: Strong indirect light or filtered light, some direct light okay
Water: Spray or dunk twice a week, allow to dry within 6-8 hours. Soak monthly to rehydrate up to 4 hours as necessary.
This form of purpurea grows caulescently in a fan-shaped spiraling pattern. Produces long, soft, slender leaves and a long inflorescence. Purpurea in general is a hardy species that in many regions can be grown in full sun. It's a good pupper but not a quick grower so over time, it will form a nice clump. Many argue that purpurea is the most fragrant species out there