I just checked IOSPE to check the spelling on this and see that it is listed as found in hot, dry, forest at 200 to 300 meters. Good thing I didn't look when I got the plant. I grow this with warm, wet summer days and a cold, dry winter next to most of the Barkeria species I have. It blooms for a long period of time. The longest of the spikes is 14" now.