Brassavola flagellaris

Common Name: Whip-leafed Brassavola

Habitat: Brazil. Brassavola flagellaris is found growing on rocks and trees.

Plant Size: Medium to large. Brassavola flagellaris has a creeping rhizome that produces cylindrical, erect pseudobulbs. Each pseudobulb has one long, creased, fleshy dark green leaf. New growths produce flowers on a branched inflorescence.

Flower Size: 2 1/2 inches to 3 inches (6-7.5 cm)

Flower Description: Brassavola flagellaris has very narrow petals and sepals that are green in color. The lip is broad and rounded and white in color. The branched infloresence grows to 6 inches (15 cm) long and produces up to 15 flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

Bloom Season: Spring to Summer

Growing Temperature: Warm to Hot

Additional Information: Brassavola flagellaris is best grown mounted on wood plaques or cork mounts. Water heavily and provide high humidity year round. It grows well under warm Cattleya conditions.

Synonyms: None



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