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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Brassia - Spider orchid


Spider orchids flowering on a Spanish moss web

Common name

Spider orchid


Native to Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and northern South America


Brassia species and its popular hybrids are common in cultivation. 30 to 40 species with numerous hybrids


Green to yellowish green and brown with redish brown or meroon stripes or spots

Vase life

As a cut flower the vase life is shorter than most other orchids


Strong floral, at times. Other times no scent


Perfect accent flower


Water once or twice a week when actively growing and less in colder months.

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