Brassavola cucullata is a great little plant native to southern Mexico, most of Central America, and well into northern South America. The semi-pendant plants produce very thin terete leaves, and semi-pendant flowers which are about seven inches across, with a wonderful, jasmine-like, night fragrance. The middle lobe of the lip is nearly as long as the petals and sepals. My plant is growing in a wooden basket with very little media, at a 45 degree angle. There is also a small amount of Spanish Moss (a northAmerican bromeliad) growing amongst the roots. In strong light the flower buds are colored with magenta and then tinged with orangey-green after opening.