How to grow Brassavola

Brassavola grow and care – orchid leaf plant epiphytes of the genus Brassavola also known as Brassavola orchid, Brassavola perennial evergreen used as ornamental fragrance attract pollinators plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics climate or in greenhouse or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 11-12.

Leaves color green in in elliptic shape the leaf fleshy.

Brassavola flower

Flower color can be: white, green, cream, purple, brown, the flower can be in more than one color it can be stripes, dots or shapeless, five narrow petals and trumpet in the middle.

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How to grow Brassavola growing and care:

Recommend temperature at day time 18C (65F) – 32C (85F) at night time 10C (50F) – 16C (60F) but can be higher temperature, moist, change old soil, cork soil, bark or bark chip, transparent pot, pot in that will be fit (not too big) room temperature water, clean water (rain water), when change pot need to cut the dead root, need to cork before start to become compost and acid, recommend to use Styrofoam to give air for the root, drained soil, high humidity

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but really hard to start from seeds

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Need to change the pots and the roots grow once a year, better not to put it directly in big pot

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Brassavola mite, spider mite

Pruning season:
After bloom

How to prune:
Old yellow leaves, after the bloom cut the stem 2 cm after the bloom dies

Size of the plant?
20-60 cm, 12-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade (full light)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
All year, but more in the autumn and the winter

General information about the flower
Trumpet flower with five narrow petals, color can be: white, green, cream, purple, brown, the flower can be in more than one color it can be stripes, dots or shapeless

Scientific name:


How to grow Brassavola

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Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Brown flowers
  • Green flower
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Subtropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Epiphyte
  • Evergreen
  • Leaf plant
  • Orchids
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Floristry
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12

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