• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Brassia Eternal Wind gx

spider orchid Eternal Wind gx

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
  • Other common names spider orchid Eternal Wind gx

  • Family Orchidaceae

  • Genus Brassia are small to very large epiphytic orchids with ovoid to cylindrical pseudobulbs, each bearing 1-3 strap-shaped leaves and often showy flowers in racemes of up to 12 spider-like fragrant flowers from the bases of the pseudobulbs

  • Details 'Eternal Wind' is more compact than its parents B. bracdiana and B. rex, with leaves reaching up to 35cm long and flower stems to 1m bearing up to12 tall, yellow-green scented flowers to 28cm long and 8cm wide with long thin petals and chestnut-brown barring and spots on a frilly lip

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Pendulous/Weeping

  • Fragrance Flower

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H1A

Colour

Sunlight

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam

  • pHNeutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.5-1 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Requires day temperatures of 18-29°C and a night minimum of 13°C in good, indirect light. Provide moist, partially shaded, well-ventilated conditions and water freely, applying fertiliser at every third watering and mist twice daily for high humidity; reduce watering in winter and cease watering if temperature falls below 11°C. Re-pot in epiphytic orchid compost every 2-3 years in spring when plant fills and overhangs the pot. See indoor orchid cultivation

Propagation Divide plants with 3 fully grown pseudobulbs in each division at time of re-potting. Tease out roots carefully, only discarding the shrivelled ones.

Suggested planting locations and garden types Sub-tropical

How to care

Pruning No pruning required, remove flower spikes after flowering is finished

Pests Aphids, glasshouse red spider mite and mealybugs

Diseases Generally disease free

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