Monday, December 12, 2011

Brassavola nodosa

Brassavola nodosa - Flower photo by Richard LindbergThe large mounted Brassavola nodosa was a little late getting started blooming this year, waiting until the end of July to start. It has made up for it by being contantly in bloom since then. Nothing spactacular but a constant several flowers in bloom.

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.

I am reminded that I had planned to take some small divisions and shape the plant this year but I didn't. Now it is too late but the plant is shaggy enough that I should be able to remember when growth starts next year. I did this a couple of years ago and it was very successful with all the pieces taking off quickly.

1 comment:

  1. This is supposed to be easy but hasn't been in my hands. I have killed a few seedlings. I will mount my next try.