Aerides crassifolia orchid is native to pennisular Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and northeastern Thailand in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests at elevations of sealevel to 1300 meters.
The plant is a small to medium sized, cool to hot growing, monopodial epiphyte with a erect stem carrying 8, oblong-ligulate, rigid, thick, olive green leaves that are bilobed apically that blooms in spring and summer.
Flower with up to 50 fragrant, long-lived flowers on an arching to pendant, 5 to 12″ (12.5 to 30 cm) long raceme.
Plants should be grown in media that is well drained such as several pieces of coarse fir bark, or sphagnum moss. Could be grown successfully without any media whatsoever in an empty plastic or wooden basket for a support.
Plants requires 50 – 60% light, with medium moisture and warm temperatures. If higher light, the plant can not grow well and its leaves look like burn.
This species usually flowers at the beginning of the rainy season after a long period of drought. To make it bloom, when the plant is strong enough gradually reduce watering, then provide cool period and start watering again providing strong light.