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Brassavola nodosa

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by orchidkarma, Dec 9, 2010.

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  1. orchidkarma

    orchidkarma Member

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    A medium warm growing epiphyte/lithofyt from Central to South America and through the Caribbean and West Indies. I love this beautiful flower... both elegant and sensual! It has a very pleasant fragrance too, especially at night. According IOSPE it is supposed to smell of citrus, but I think it smells more like Lily of the Valley... I grow it mounted on bark in the warm vivarium, quite bright and with high humidity.

    The very first pictures with my new camera....... very exciting!! :D

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    Encyclia New Member

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    I love this Brassavola, - great pictures Karma
     
  3. EdM

    EdM Member in Good Standing

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    One of my long-time favorites too Karma. A previous forum member sent me a piece of her nodosa that smells like vanilla. Yummy. Looking forward to more great photos.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    These are supposed to be easy in my conditions but I can't get the darn things to bloom for me. You're doing something right and I'm not.
    Enjoy the new camera. What did you get?
     
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    Thanks a lot!! :D

    Kelly, I got a Nikon D7000 and with a Tamron 90mm macro and a Sigma EM-140 DG ring flash... Amazing gear really, but I feel I really need to brush up a bit on my SLR skills again (it's been over 10 years since I last used one). I hope to spend some more time with it this weekend... I am sooooo excited!!
     
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    KellyW - The number one reason for them not blooming is light. I give my Brassavolas enough light to turn the pbulbs a bit red.
     
  7. Kitty

    Kitty AKA\Debby

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    nice photos Karma, I look forward to more!