Brassavola nodosa

Hello, my name is Heather. I have been a part of the project for two years and dedicate time before, during and after school to it. I am in charge of Cattleya, Brassavola, Tricopillia and Barkeria. The Barkeria spectabilis recently won Orchid of  the Year. Over the next few months I will be blogging about my orchids, so keep an eye out for my blogs.

The Brassavola nodosa we found on our expedition in Belize.

Brassavola nodosa, or ‘Lady of the Night’, is a very popular orchid and has a strong fragrance. It is native to Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and Central America. It is widely spread along the Gulf of Mexico, southwards from Tampico, so needs to be grown in warm to intermediate conditions with plenty of light. It flowers in autumn and winter and we grow it in Warm America. Our expedition to Belize found lots of this orchid growing in coastal forest and mangrove.  Brassavola nodosa was growing in full sun along with Schomburgkia tibicinis, which we also have in Warm America.


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  1. Bob Cannon says:

    Where is WSBE located and has Heather Limond posted any more information?

    I have a Brassavola nodosa that I would like to share information about.

    • Bob,

      You can see the projects full contact information on the contact page, including the address.

      If you send us an email (see contact page) then I’m sure someone will be able to provide you with any information you require.