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Orchid 'Brassavola flagellaris'

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Brassavola flagellaris

The Brassavola flagellaris orchid has very long and slender leaves. Full grown specimens have these leaves hanging from trees in clusters of more than ten flowers. These beautiful flowers are white with a green heart. In the evening the Brassavola flagellaris exudes a delicious chocolaty citrus scent. It's a sturdy plant, able to survive quite long in less than ideal conditions.

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Brassavola flagellaris
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Plant type
flowering plant
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
10 cm
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
limited

Product info

Brassavola flagellaris originates from the east of Brazil, where it grows upon rocks and stones. It can also grow without a substrate at your home. A piece of bark for the roots to grip is all it needs. The orchid owes its name flagellaris (whip) to the long leaves it has. These leaves can grow as long as 45 centimetre, so they should have space to hang. When the plant gets older, it will produce more flowers. These flowers have four small light green leaves with a big white heart shaped lip. The lip has a bright green core to lure pollinating insects to its nectar.

Height:
5 cm
5 cm
Width:
5 cm
5 cm
Adult height:
40 cm
40 cm
Adult width:
10 cm
10 cm
Flower period:
All year
all year
Temperature winter:
10 °C
10 °C
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Flowering plant
flowering plant
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Araflora info:
Botanical
botanical
Properties:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
South America
South America
Altitude range:
0-1000 m
0-1000 m

Plant care

This orchid needs a lot of sunlight, so it's best if you keep it in a greenhouse or some other light spot. Brassavola flagellaris prefers the humidity to be around 80%. Despite this, it is relatively easy to look after this orchid. The temperature can be anywhere between 15⁰C and 30⁰C and drought periods are no problem for this species. For the best results in growth water this orchid with rainwater or distilled water whenever the substrate has become slightly dry. This will probably be three to five times a week. The best substrate would be a piece of bark or cork. To prevent infections and disease make sure there is a proper airflow. You can use a piece of bark or cork as substrate, but orchid-mix is also an option. You can find these and other components in our ‘Plant Accessories’ section. Make sure moisture is able to drain from it. If your Brassavola flagellaris gets too big you can prune it. Fertilize with caution.

Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
No direct sun
no direct sun
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Not standing in water
not standing in water
Maintenance:
Can be pruned
can be pruned
Air circulation:
No-air movement
No-air movement
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Air humidity at day:
60-90%
60-90%
Air humidity at night:
70-90%
70-90%
Temperature max:
30 °C
30 °C
Temperature min:
15 °C
15 °C
Fertilize:
Medium
medium
Soil ph:
<6-7>
<6-7>
Soil type:
Mixed
mixed
Repotting:
After 1 year
after 1 year
 

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