Brassolaelia Yellow Bird 4in
Brassavola orchids are known as the "ladies of the night". Their fragrance is sweet and reminiscent of lilies and vanilla but their name comes from the fact that they are only fragrant at night. Brassavola nodosa is a well known species native to Panama that is used to create many Brassavola hybrids. Bl. Yellow Bird has the classic thin fleshy leaves and trumpet flower shape as a Brassavola orchid but gains its yellow color from the Laelia parent. A great orchid for those with lots of light and those that tend to water less rather than more.
BRASSAVOLA CARE INFO:
Potting mix: Coarse orchid bark or mounted on cork with long fiber sphagnum. Repot when pot bound in Spring.
Light: Bright indirect - partial direct light. South or West facing preferred. Give as much light as possible while keeping up with watering.
Water: Water frequently in hot months when media is fully dry, decrease in cold months. Water every day or every other day if mounted.
Temp: Warm (60F min night, 90F max day).
Humidity: 40-80%, high humidity must be accompanied by good air circulation.
Fertilizing: 1/2 strength urea-free fertilizer, every other watering as new roots and leaves emerge. Decrease to 1/4 strength or less in winter.