Brassias are commonly called spider orchids. Brassia bear
flowers with long narrow sepals that give rise to their common
Brassias are intermediate growing orchids. They like their
night temperature between 55F to 65F, day temperatures between
75F to 85F. They can tolerate higher temperatures if there
is sufficient air ventilation.
Brassia orchids like very bright light with some cool or
filtered sun; as bright as possible but avoiding the midday
sun. Ideal humidity is 50% - 70%.
The roots of the Brassia do not like to remain dry for any
length of time. Using the hydroculture system will aid in
knowing when to water and how much. This system will also
help provide the additional humidity that these lovely orchids
Mix the nutrient solution as per packet directions. You may
store the nutrient in a gallon plastic bottle to be used whenever
it is time to water your plants. It is best to keep it at
room temperature and out of direct sunlight.
Pour the nutrient slowly into the clay pebbles next to the
water level indicator. Water until the indicator reads about
half way between the "min" and "opt" level.
Always be sure there is no water in the outside pot before
About once a month, rinse the foliage and the clay pebbles
under warm running tap water to remove any dust and accumulated
plant food from the growing medium. It is best to do this
early in the day. Return the culture pot to the outer pot
and water with the prepared nutrient solution.