Brassavola tuberculata

Common Name: Rough or Tuberculated Brassavola

Habitat: Brassavola tuberculata is native to Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia where it grows on trees in the hot, humid savannas.

Plant Size: Medium. Brassavola tuberculata has narrow, cylindrical pseudobulbs and narrow, terete leaves. Stems are somewhat pendent.

Flower Size: 2.5 inches to 3 inches

Flower Description: The petals and sepals are green in color. The lip is white with a solid margin.

Bloom Season: Late Spring, Early Summer

Growing Temperature: Warm, Intermediate

Additional Information: Brassavola tuberculata grows best mounted on cork bark mounts. Provide lots of water during the growing season and less during the winter.

This species has even been used as the inspiration for wallpaper.

Synonyms: Bletia tuberculata; Brassavola fragrans; Brassavola gibbsiana; Brassavola trinervis; Brassavola tuberculata; Tulexis bicolor


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