Brassavola hybrids are widely sought after, exotic orchids that enjoy bright indirect to direct light and frequent watering in the Summer months. Also commonly called the "Lady of the Night" orchid, Brassavola nodosa is native to Panama and has an intoxicating aroma only at night to attract moths as pollinators. The understated, star-shaped flowers are well known as having one of the most attractive scents in the orchid world and are prized as collector plants. Bc. Keowee 'Mendenhall' has ruffled yellow star-shaped blooms with a speckled pink lip. Characteristic long turgid Brassavola leaves, and a light night time fragrance. A good choice for beginner growers looking for a hardy lightly fragrant orchid for a sunny window or for intermediate growers interested in an easily mounted orchid.
Registered name: Bc. Keowee 'Mendenhall'
Parent cross: Brassocattleya hybrid
Pot Size: 3in
Plant height: 6in (current)
Blooming size: YES
Bloom info: Ruffled yellow star-shaped blooms with a speckled pink lip
Fragrant: YES, lightly fragrant in evening
Potting mix: Coarse orchid bark mix or bark mount, repot once fully root bound
Light: Bright indirect light - dappled sun
Water: Water frequently in hot months when media is dry, decrease in cold months
Temp: Intermediate-warm (60F min night, 85F max day)
Humidity: 60-80%, tolerant of medium humidity
Fertilizing: 1/2 strength urea-free fertilizer 20-20-20, every other watering. Decrease to monthly in winter