Brassavola cucullata (mounted)
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 culcutta is a more difficult to find species native to Mexico and Central America with narrower leaves than other Brassavolas and characteristic curly flowers of a citrus scent. A great orchid for those familiar with mounted orchid cultivation.
This is a mature blooming size orchid mounted on tree fern. Last two are of the exact plant you will receive.
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, allowing to dry out between waterings.
Temp: Warm-hot (55F 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.