Thursday, July 23, 2009

Brassavola nodosa in bloom

Lillian's Brassavola nodosa plant

Brassavola nodosa - Flower photo by Richard LindbergBrassavola nodosa - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Brassavola (B) contains 18 species which grow in all the tropical lowlands of the New World. They are fragrant, mostly at night with a citrus fragrance.

Brassavola nodosa grows just about anywhere in the Brassavola range that is wet and hot. It needs bright light and blooms spring and fall.

At the beginning of the year I took a cutting from Lillian's Brassavola nodosa plant and mounted it. My piece is growing well but it is still attaching to the mount and generally adapting to the greenhouse.

I have never had good results with Brassavola nodosa. I think now, seeing Lillian's plant, that I have not had it in bright enough light.

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