Sunday, October 13, 2013

Brassavola nodosa

Brassavola nodosa - Flower photo by Richard LindbergBrassavola nodosa - Flower photo by Richard LindbergBrassavola nodosa - Plant photo by Richard LindbergI have a large Brassavola nodosa from which I remove pieces from time to time. This is one that I mounted last year and it is in bloom.

Brassavola 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.

Mounted Brassavola nodosa details

When I mounted it I fastened it to the cork upside down. I did this knowing it would grow the other way, but I couldn't figure any other way to get it to start growing from the bottom of the mount that didn't look funny. As the new growth expands it will cover the original cutting and ought to look pretty good for several years.

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