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GeneralitŠ°

Aspasia is an epiphytic orchid native to South America, particularly Brazil. It has fleshy, light green leaves, with curved rounded apex, narrow and long; in late spring and summer it produces large solitary flowers, delicately perfumed, white-greenish, with candid labellum, often dotted with violet or brown. Flowering is quite long since every single plant produces more than one flower, moreover numerous basal suckers usually form, which give rise to large tufts of nearby plants. Usually this type of orchid is grown in pots, as it needs rather mild temperatures in order to grow. It can be placed outdoors in areas where the winter does not present a too cold climate.


Exposure

These orchids originate from the undergrowth of the Amazon rainforest, therefore they prefer bright positions, but far from the sun's rays, partially shaded, since direct sun rays, especially on hot days, can cause dangerous burns to the leaf apparatus; when the weather is mild you can bring the Aspasia outside, in a shady and very well ventilated place.

With the first colds, they should be collected at home or in a tempered greenhouse, taking care to keep them away from heat sources, in a humid environment and with good air exchange.

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