I'm not sure why this plant is so purple-red. When I got it, it was green. All of it turned this color within a few months of getting it, even the parts that are shaded by other leaves. I have several other vandaceous plants in hanging baskets near it, and none did anything like this. Neither did the Ascocentrum ampullaceum var. aurantiacum I have that gets similar light levels. I does make for plenty of contrast between the light colored flowers and the leaves. The flowers are about 1/2" wide and unscented, and the entire plant is about a foot tall. There are six spikes; the four growing from the two basal keikis are pretty crowded. Based on photos online, it seems pretty normal that the anther caps turn brown.