This variety is the true wild form and not a man made cultivar. One of the great things about it is it is easier to grow and less finicky. It is the mother of all cultivars. Spathoglottis plicata is the most popular terrestrial (ground dwelling) orchid. Softly textured, pleated leaves to 3Ft long emerge in February from egg-shaped pseudobulbs about 2" in diameter. Flowers open a few at a time at the top of the stem and each stem can last for months. In Sri Lanka to the Pacific Islands it blooms throughout the year. S. plicata was among the first plants to recolonize the land around Mt. Krakatoa after this mighty volcano exploded in 1883 and decimated the Indonesian island of Krakatau. See video about Ground Orchids.