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Chysis bractescens




Chysis Bractescens

Chysis Bractescens

Chysis Bractescens

Chysis Bractescens

Chysis Bractescens

Chysis Bractescens

Chysis Bractescens

Chysis Bractescens

This is a brand new acquisition from the Houston Orchid Show. So details here may change.

I potted this semi-hydro ( glass pot, clay pellets, about an inch of water well below the root level ) I’ve had fantastic luck with the other orchids potted this way.

Like phalaenopsis these should not dry completely out, let them get slightly drier in the winter so they don’t rot. Like all orchids they need a good dose of fertilizer each watering.

Early searches turn up little care information, light shade, warm to hot temperatures. I’m going to treat it like a phalaenopsis and see how it does.

Fragrant at night, spring bloomer, self fertilizing, typically grown in a basket.

The leaves should get much longer as it grows 15″-16″ in length, the flower stem to about half that length. Th flowers grow from the base of the plant.

Central American native first described in 1840. It is currently a protected species. Grows in trees in wet forest ~ 350′-2000′