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Chysis bractescens is quite widely spread spices through Central America to Venezuela and Peru. It is rather interesting orchid in my opinion with flowers, which appears in early spring. Flowers are of very heavy substance and are very pleasantly fragrant.





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Gorgeous!!! This is in my list since quite long.. not yet in my collection for its size but soon...
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Those are fantastic blooms, Gena. Congratulations. My plant of this species is still a baby, but hopefully I'll see some blooms like yours next spring. Do you give your plant a dry winter rest?

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Ramón,
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Thank you guys!
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Do you give your plant a dry winter rest?
Setve, it depends - of cause, I give much less water during winter month, depending on temperatures and condition of the plant (I mean, if it completely drops its leaves or not) and no fertilizer at all. Despite it I allow the plant to dry out completely before next watering. With increased activity I increase watering as well and start fertilizing. During active part of the cycle the plant get copious amount of water and heavily fertilized.
Good luck to you with yours!
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Very nice Gena! I'm surprised this genus isn't more represented in most collections. I have Chysis costaricensis at home and am eagerly waiting for it to bloom!
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I have to say, nice plant, besides the flowers. The flowers are just the icing on the cake! I wonder if it is related to dendrobiums though.
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nope, its in the Maxillarieae section, too cool
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Thank you, Gena!

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