Brassia grow and care – leaf plant epiphytes orchid of the genus Brassia also known as Spider orchid, Brassia perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, subtropics climate or as greenhouse or houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 12+.
Leaves color green in in oval shape the leaf fleshy grow on like a bulb.
Flower color can be: yellow, orange, purple, brown, red, pink, white mostly with more than one color stripes, dots or shapeless structures, five petals that narrow linear petals and another petal that looks like apron, the flower create shape of dancer with something on the head.
Temperature in the day time 18C (65F) – 24C (75F) in the night 12C (55F) – 15C (60F), the temperature can be little bit hotter but colder in the night can cause damage to the plant, humidity higher than 50%, 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 change cork before start to become compost and acid, recommend to use Styrofoam to give air for the root
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? Yes, in order to get the same cultivar
Difficulties or problems when growing: Need to change the pots every time that it grows, better not to put it directly in big pot
Planting season: Spring / Summer
Pests and diseases: Aphids, spider mites
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? 30-70 cm, 12-28 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Slow growing
Water requirement: Small amount of water / Average amount of water (in the growing season need more)
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Half Shade (with light better not with direct sun)
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes (next to window)
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Bloom season: Spring / Summer
General information about the flower Five petals that narrow linear petals and another petal that looks like apron, the flower create shape of dancer with something on the head, flower color can be: yellow, orange, purple, brown, red, pink, white mostly with more than one color stripes, dots or shapeless structures,