Brassocattleya Yellow Bird (4" net pot/basket blooming size)
Return of a classic! Bc. Yellow bird takes Bc. Richard Mueller back to Brassavola nodosa, one of its parents for an easy growing, easy blooming orchid that makes a specimen in short order. These plants have been moved up to 4" plastic net pots with holes punched to accommodate a 3 wire hanger if desired. Many of this batch bloomed this past winter, and the remainder of the plants will bloom either this summer or next winter for the first time. This cross tends to produce two good crops of long lasting flowers every year. While young, there may be just a couple blooms to the spike, but as plants get older, they can produce 7 or more as illustrated in our main photo. The color may start out pale or reddish, but within about 14 days, they are vibrant, sunny yellow. Most of quite a few red freckles on the lip, but the number and size varies with each individual plant. This orchid loves bright light and will need a sunny window if grown in the home. It can hang outside in morning or late day sun and dappled light in between during the warmer months if desired. As these plants outgrow their current pots you can just slip them into a larger basket or pot and the will be good for a few more years, improving with time. Plants like to be watered thoroughly, then allowed to dry in between. They can stay dry longer in the shorter days of winter, but grow faster and need more water in summer. Regular dilute fertilizer is recommended. There are numerous awarded examples of plants of Bc. Yellow Bird with 100 to over 700 flowers open at once, so don't be quick to divide this orchid for the best show.
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