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Brassia sp., Spider Orchid

Brassia sp.

Spider Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Central America
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteUnusual colorAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Brassia species and its popular hybrids are common in cultivation, and are notable for the characteristic long and spreading tepals.

Brassia orchids need a lot of water while producing flowers, but don't like to get too wet. Good air circulation is important, too, otherwise you will see brown spots on the leaves.

x Bakerara abbreviated Bak. is the nothogenus for intergeneric hybrids between the orchid genera Brassia, Miltonia and Odontoglossum

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