Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Brassavola nodosa

Brassavola nodosa - Flower photo by Richard LindbergOne of the best plants in the Sonoma collection is a specimen Brassavola nodosa originally from Andy's Orchids. It is in bloom now and will probably stay in bloom all through the summer and early fall.

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.

In 2010 I removed a half dozen small divisions. I put them bare root in plastic baskets and they grew well that way. Last year I left it to grow. Now that the growing season has started I will remove some more around the edges to clean up the appearance. I will sell them later this year and next spring.

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