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.