In the early afternoon the orchid I ordered last Friday as a gift for Mother's day arrived. "Claessen Orchideeën" did a great job packing the Brassavola nodosa. The plant was smaller than I expected but very healthy looking.
When my mother came home I immediately gave her the plant and she put it in a small glass container. She's very happy with her present. Now it's waiting for it to flower. In my experience the flowers of the Brassavola nodosa smell very nice in the evening, hence the common name "Lady of the Night" for this orchid species.
I grew this orchid in Mexico and in my experience it flowers regularly with large white fragrant flowers. For more information on growing this wonderful orchid see Growing Brassavola Orchids.