Rhyncholaelia digbyana

Rhyncholaelia digbyana - Flower photo by Richard LindbergRhyncholaelia digbyana - Flower photo by Richard LindbergRhyncholaelia digbyana - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Rhyncholaelia (Rhynch) contains 2 species that were formerly included in Brassavola. They grow in Central America and are fragrant tropical epiphytes needing bright light.

Rhyncholaelia digbyana grows from southern Mexico to Costa Rica. It is cool to warm growing, fragrant, needs bright light and blooms in summer. It is used in many hybrids. It is often called Brassavola digbyana.

This plant is in sphagnum over peanuts in a 5-inch clay pot. There are three pseudobulbs and it stands nine inches above the pot.

12/24/2011 - Divided, potted in sphagnum/clay, Blog entry

09/30/2011 - Bloomed, Blog entry