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Brassavola nodosa

This is a discussion on Brassavola nodosa within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Very strong fragrance especially at night. Some call this "Lady of the night"....

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    Very strong fragrance especially at night. Some call this "Lady of the night".
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    This orchid is fragrant at night because it is pollinated by a night moth.

    The plant can sense light so if you grow this in your home and do not shut the lights it will not put out a fragrance until 'after dark' not just at night.

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    Very nice! For some reason, those don't do well around here. There is a type of bug that attacks almost every Brassavola type I've bought. I have to be very pro-active to keep them alive. I love them though...your's has obviously been raised well. How often do you water yours?? Maybe I don't water them enough...

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    Wow! How absolutely gorgeous is that?! Good growing!

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    I LOVE these! Yours is beautiful. I really must give this one a try.

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    Absolutely amazing!

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    very well grown plant!

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    Oh my goodness! Truly breathtaking and a wonderful Fragrance at night too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    Very nice! For some reason, those don't do well around here. There is a type of bug that attacks almost every Brassavola type I've bought. I have to be very pro-active to keep them alive. I love them though...your's has obviously been raised well. How often do you water yours?? Maybe I don't water them enough...
    The watering regime is the same as cat. I water them once a day. But I think it is more of the climate than anything else that makes this so easily grown here. Goodluck and thanks for the comments Connie .

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerrymeola View Post
    This orchid is fragrant at night because it is pollinated by a night moth.

    The plant can sense light so if you grow this in your home and do not shut the lights it will not put out a fragrance until 'after dark' not just at night.
    Thanks for the info Jerry. I really appreciate it.

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