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.


  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 ?


  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.