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brassavola nordosa(lady of the night)

This is a discussion on brassavola nordosa(lady of the night) within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I have had this for about 3 years....the fragrance at night is WOW ! It ...

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    I have had this for about 3 years....the fragrance at night is WOW ! It is ready to go up to another size basket...not a fun thing to do !!!
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    very well-grown and flowered!

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    beautiful, Gilda. any tips or tricks for that species? baskets better than pots? i'm replacing a jasmine i had for years with a nodosa, would really like to see it look like that eventually

    great growing
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    very nicely done! I dont envy you having to repot it. I got mine about a year ago from Oak Hill mounted on a piece of shingle grrrrr. Wtf were they thinking, can it get any uglier than that? The plant grows well and the roots love that shingle so I am not sure if I will ever be able to seperate the two. I might just drape some spanish moss for a little localized humidity and call it a day.


    Great growing Gilda!

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    Gilda, that's a wonderful monster! Great job growing it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteMc
    beautiful, Gilda. any tips or tricks for that species? baskets better than pots? i'm replacing a jasmine i had for years with a nodosa, would really like to see it look like that eventually

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    Thanks all !
    I did not remove it from the smaller 3in basket it was originally in..I just sat it down inside another and placed lava rock in every knook and cranny I could get it in. I will do the same thing again.(Forrest you might do this with yours)...
    there are friends who would love a division but... there is no way without tearing the roots up !
    It summers outside in the lath house ,hanging where it's leaves turn a purpley color(hang' em high and let'em fry)...watered 2x a week then and only once a week in the winter.... fed bloom formula throught the summer....

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    I would love one of these *sigh*
    Not only for the wonderfull smell but I really like the leaves.

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    I have had this for about 3 years....the fragrance at night is WOW ! It is ready to go up to another size basket...not a fun thing to do !!!
    Hey Gilda!

    We grow our brassavola nordosa on a chunk of wood with a little spag. It is tied on with fishing line and it seems to do really well. You might try mounting a piece of yours to see if you like it too! I like it because it doesn't take up space on the grow bench. We just hang it on the vertical panel between grow shelves on the bench and it does great.

    I always suspected that it was fragrant. During the day, it only has a slight fragrance. I will have to go in at night and see what it really smells like! Thanks for the amazing photo! Well done!

    Cheers!
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