Anoectochilus brevilabris is a terrestrial orchid native to Assam and the Himalayas, it is part of the Orchidaceae family. Anoectochilus is from the Greek “Open lip”, leaves are ovate in shape, brown-green in colour with bronze veins. Flowers are white and feathered.


Pot size: 9cm

Foliage: Approximately 10cm from base of pot.


Secrets to success


Temperature: Preferred temperature range 15-18°C.


Light: These plants grow on the forest floor so lower light is fine, perhaps a north facing window ledge. 


Watering: These plants need their substrate to stay damp.


Air humidity: Higher humidity is best, these plants work well in a terrarium. Other ways to achieve higher humidity include, misting, grouping plants together, using a humidifier or placing your plant on a tray of watered pebbles or using a cloche/bell jar.


Potting mix: An all purpose potting mix should be fine, add some perlite and orchid bark. 


This plant is non-toxic.

Anoectochilus brevilabris