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The ladies of the night...Brassavola nodosa

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    Default The ladies of the night...Brassavola nodosa

    Yes, I do know that the name 'ladies of the night' has another meaning, which I choose to ignore. This time its because they are so sweetly perfumed at night ( maybe the other kind of ladies of the night are too - but I am innocent and ignorant in that direction ) ; white orchids, the theory goes are always pollinated by night-flying insects ( or other night-flyers ?) so the scent is to guide them - the pollinators - in the dark until the glimmering shape can be seen.

    These orchids seem quite common at low levels all round the Spanish Main . My wife loves going on cruises ( which I find a bit boring) and for 20 years or so we often went to the Caribbean ; you don't get to see much "real" life from the cruise ship, but I often spotted these orchids, growing on the thick trunks of trees, usually (just) below the point where the branches spread, indicating that they want a bit more light than they'd get growing on a branch. The terete foliage says that too.

    I've bought thes plants frequently and tried to grow them on mounts simulating that , dreaming of one of the big plants, dozens of growths, which I have just occasionally seen at shows, but never got very far. So this time, I bought this, seed raised from a guy in my OS, and I'm leaving it in a pot in plain medium bark - so as to be well drained, and after 6 months it has a branching growth and the first flowers.

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    Lovely orchid blooms, Geoff. We grow ours mounted here.

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    Very beautiful ! Scented orchids are always welcomed into my collection LOL !

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    This plant looks so healthy. Sure it will grow to a big clump in no time .

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