Omdat de bloemen van Brassia zo frêle en licht zijn, bewegen ze al als je erlangs loopt. Om die reden wordt de orchidee in Zuid-Amerika ook wel 'Dansende dame' genoemd.
Because the flowers of the Brassia are so frail and light, if you walk past them they will move. For that reason, is the Orchid in South America also called ‘Dancing Lady.’ The Orchid, Brassia or spider orchid is an Evergreen epiphyte. The bizarre flowers of this decorative beauty smell great. Give your home a tropical twist with this strong Orchid! This particular plant is also called Spider Orchid called because of the long, narrow sepals and petals. Naturally the flower has an olive green color, but sometimes this color changes in to a light yellow color due to too much sunlight. Brassia is native to the humid rainforests of Central and South America. It is related to the Oncidium Orchid and there are about 35 different types. Because of its frail appearance, it looks like a weak plant, but nothing could be more off. In the wild Brassia grows everywhere, from swamps to near a thousand meters above sea level. It is an epiphyte, that means that the Orchid will grow on for instance trees, without tapping food from its home plant. He takes in moisture and nutrition out of the air with its aerial roots. And when multiplying the flower helps: because of its spider shape the Orchid attracts spider killing wasps that stab the lip and by doing this pollinates the other Brassia’s.