Chysis bractescens


Described: J. Lindley, 1840
Origin: Central America.
Temperature: 15°-24°C
Water: Once a week water. Let roots dry out between waterings. Less water in winter.
Humidity: 70-80%
Placement: Half shade position + good ventilation
Presentation: Near flowering size plant. Potted in a 9 cm pot with fine bark.
Morphology: Spectacular plant with large fat pseudobulbs. 7 cm flowers appear from the base of new growth and are pendulous. Seedlings from different parents than the extra large plants on offer.
Flowering season: February to April.
Flowering time: +/- 4 weeks.
Fragrance: Sweet scent