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

Bc. Keowee 'Mendenhall' 3in