Thecostele alata is commonly known as winged Thecostele.
It can be found in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, Sumatra and the Philippines. Usually in dry lowland forests.
It can have up to 40 small bright flowers along an inflorescence that can be up to 50cm long. The flowers are short lived, but progressive, which give the appearance of the plant in flower for many months.
Each flower is about 1.25cm and slightly fragrant, occurring in Spring.
The plant can be deciduous late Winter. This is normal.
Ideal conditions are
- medium light that is filtered,
- warm to hot locations
- in a well drained mix that dries before it is watered again.
They can be grown on a mount and display flowers better when they are suspended.