Friday, May 14, 2010

Brassavola perrinii

Brassavola perrinii - Flower photo by Richard LindbergI got this as a bit of a tangle in a pot, I forget where. I remember that the price was low, there was a flower and it is a New World species. Pretty much everything I need to add a plant to my collection. I cleaned it and divided it. Then I put it in a large plastic pot, where it sat for several months bare root.

Brassavola perrinii grows in Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil above 6000 feet. It is fragrant, cool to warm growing and blooms in spring and summer.

It has been mounted a couple of months and it has bloomed. The roots are attaching to the cork and there is another lead. This seems to be an easy growing plant. I am going to let it mature for a season and see what it looks like as it fills in new growth.

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