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Brassavola nodosa

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by orchidkarma, Jul 24, 2011.

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  1. orchidkarma

    orchidkarma Member

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    A warm growing epiphyte/lithophyte from Mexico down though Tropical Americas. It has a pleasant faint citrus scent primarily at night. I do not grow this species for the fragrance however. I adore the shape and texture of the flowers, definitely a little alien... and the monochromatic color scheme works for me too. :D I grow it mounted on cork in the intermediate/warm vivarium where it receives ample water when in active growth but is kept only slightly drier in the winter. I requires high humidity and a lot of light, I grow it as close to the lights as I can to the point of the leaves turning a little red/purple as a result. A few more photos on the blog.

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  2. Alexey

    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Well done for artificial light culture. My plant is still too young for flowers. Do you take it out of the vivarium in the evenings to enjoy the fragrance?!
     
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    Thanks Alexey! Yes, as a matter of fact, I do take it out to enjoy the scent. Although I have a P. violacea v. coerulea and Neofinetia falcata 'Shutenno' in bloom now in there as well, so right now I just open the vivarium for a little while in the evening instead. The fragrance symphony fills the whole room. :)
     
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    Karma! I love the composition of the photo! Your photography skills are as exquisite as your growing capabilities! Really nice bloom !
    -Andrew
     
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    Thank you very much! :)
     
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    dr_dmd The dr's out... in the greenhouse!

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    I ALWAYS enjoy your beautiful pics and blog posts. Thaks for sharing them!
     
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    Thanks Doc! :)
     
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    Great photo, Karma. I don't think I've seen a picture of this species that illustrates the texture of the lip as well as yours.
     
  9. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    How lovely. Well done growing it under lights :clap:
     
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    Thanks a lot!! :D