Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Brassavola nodosa

Brassavola nodosa - Flower photo by Richard LindbergThis Brassavola nodosa is blooming now and will all summer in the greenhouse. It is growing off the mount in all directions. Last year I took 3 cuttings off the edges. I don't want to divide it, just make it neat. Brassavola nodosa - Plant photo by Richard LindbergIt is just starting to bloom with other spikes already developing. I will wait until next month to take it for show and tell.

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. It needs bright light and blooms spring and fall.

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