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Brassavola Nodosa in my Garden - Panama

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Félix Pardos De Sedas, Jun 28, 2013.

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  1. Félix Pardos De Sedas

    Félix Pardos De Sedas New Member

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    Just only to show our Brassavola in a palm tree. orchids_palm.jpg
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That's great!!! Welcome to the forum.
     
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    very good plant! I am sure fragrance at dusk have to be wonderful
     
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    Nice!
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Felix, good to see you posting. I try growing these like a Cattleya and have not been successful. Any suggestions?
     
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    Beautiful specimen of this orchid.
     
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    Wonderful!
     
  8. Félix Pardos De Sedas

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    You have an extraordinary set of photos. I review your site.
     
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    Well I'm in the Tropics one mile close to the beach. The plant is completely outside with any kind of cover except for the palm leaves that are like 12 feet up. It is receiving plenty of Sun from sunrise to noon, more than 3 hours per day. It means that the leaves may be very hot at direct sunlight. I've seen Brassavola blooming in palms very close to the beach. My conclusion is they like salty air. For us is known as salitre. We are very close to the forest, as close as 50 feet, so it always has ants, I try to kill them at least once a month, but it seems to have no effect in the ants or the Brassavola. We have had fruits from it, several times, but I'm not an expert in how to germinate them. A fruit has thousands of seeds, like dust powder. If you or someone wants to try to germinate the seeds, I may send the seeds by mail, when I have more availiable. Additional suggetions, let the roots to have direct contact with air in movement, let them dry. Use Micracle-Gro orchid food, every 15 days.
     
  10. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you Felix
     
  11. Reyna

    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    I was envious just reading your title "in my garden." How wonderful to be able to grow orchids in your garden. And clearly the plant is most happy. It is a beautiful specimen. Thanks for sharing.