Charming and fragrant at night, Brassavola Little Stars is easy to grow under bright light.
B Little Stars is a popular orchid with collectors. It is a hybrid between B nodosa and B subulifolia, two equally attractive species that originate from the West Indies to South America.
My Brassavola Little Stars gets full sun until about midday, before the shadow of nearby palms start to provide it with some shade. The sun gives the spindle-like leaves a slight red tinge. I leave this plant alone mostly and let the rain do the watering. It doesn’t seem to mind my neglect.
Typically with Brassavolas, the flowers are small and elegant – a large white lip with thin, greenish petals. At night, the flowers smell like citrus.