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.
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.
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? Yes
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
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