Plants will take 2-3 years to flower and are supplied in a 5cm pot.
15cm, powerfully perfumed flowers with narrow (terete or tubular), lime green petals with a handsome, wide, white lip. The best fragrance is in the cool of the evening (they are pollinated by moths). The spikes have up to three flowers on each. The leaves are upright and mid to bright green and quite compact. A nice choice for beginners as they are quite forgiving.
B. Jiminy Cricket ‘Super Bug’ is a cross of Brassavola nodosa with Rhyncholaelia digbyana (where it gets the distinguished lip) so it is also known as a Rhyncovola.
Brassavola Orchids are readily hybridised, resulting in a never ending array of colours, each competing to be the most glamorous and showy. The leaves are bright green and grow upward to outward on vertical stems. The colourful, waxy blooms easily last a month or more.
They are part of a group of modern day Cattleya Mericlone Orchids that have been blended using a number of genus, including Brassavola, Lelia, Sophronites, Epidendrum and Cattleya. It is for this reason that there is the BLC initial in some cultivar names; Brassavola x Laelia x Cattleya.
Brassavola are intermediate growers and thrive where they receive a distinction between winter and summer, so Temperate to Sub Tropical zones are ideal. They will grow and flower in Tropical zones but need a little extra care. In Cool zones they will also grow and flower, but need protection from winter wet, so should be kept under cover. Their ideal temperature range is 18C at night and 25-30C during the day.
Grow Brassavola Orchids in bright, filtered light. They are suitable for growing indoors in bright positions such as the kitchen, but should be kept away from heating ducts. The light is the most important element for flowering. Water well, then allow to dry out before watering again.
Supplied as: Pots