Monday, July 25, 2011

Brassavola nodosa

Brassavola nodosa - Flower photo by Richard LindbergThis large Brassavola nodosa plant is in Napa right now summering here but is part of the Sonoma collection. It has started blooming and will have some flowers on it all summer. The plant was trimmed two years ago and I plan to do it again soon.

Brassavola nodosa - Plant photo by Richard LindbergBrassavola nodosa grows just about anywhere in the Brassavola range that is wet and hot. It needs bright light and blooms spring and fall. 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.

This plant is attached to a log, somewhat heavy. It seems to love growing that way. I have found a lighter alternative that combines being mounted with the convenience of having it sit on the bench. I have pieces in teak baskets with no medium at all and they are growing very well.

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