Saturday, December 5, 2009

Brassavola nodosa

This year has been a good one for Brassavola nodosa. There are plants in both greenhouses and they are still blooming. They put on a great show in late spring and after the main blooming they kept openning a couple of flowers at a time.

The 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.

2 comments:

  1. Brassavola nodosa is on my short list of plants to try for next spring. Are all your plants mounted ? Have you had any success with potted plants ?

    Charlie

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  2. No I haven't. They no doubt can be managed potted but I killed one and a couple of Yellow Birds that were potted. Mounting works better for me.

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