Burrageara Nelly Isler ‘Swiss Beauty’

An intergeneric hybrid, and regarded as one of the best red orchids Burrageara Nelly Isler ‘Swiss Beauty’ not only produces large slightly fragrant flowers it can also flower twice a year and is easy to grow.

Burrageara Nelly Isler 'Swiss Beauty'
Burrageara Nelly Isler ‘Swiss Beauty’

This is thought to be a hybrid between Oncidopsis Stefan Isler and Miltoniopsis Kensington. And this means Odontoglossum, Miltonia, Oncidium and Cochlioda are all present in this complex hybrid.

How to Grow Burrageara Nelly Isler ‘Swiss Beauty’

It is an orchid that does prefer cool temperatures generally between 13C and 25C and it does like a little humidity.

  • Humidity
    Humidity is especially important as the flower buds form, so mist spraying at this stage is recommended.
    Good air circulation is also recommended to prevent fungal diseases.
  • Light
    Best grown in good morning sun, or at least bright indirect light
  • Watering
    Constant moisture with just a little drying between waterings is recommended. Never allow thye soil to become wet and soggy as this denies the root system access to air.
  • Growing Medium
    A growing medium made up of medium pine bark, sphagnum moss and some coir works well. You are looking for a moist medium with good drainage and good aeration to promote the best root growth.
  • Repotting
    Repot every 2 – 3 years or sooner if the growing medium begins to bark down.
  • Propagation
    Propagation is by tissue culture so Burrageara Nelly Isler ‘Swiss Beauty’ is sold as a Mericlone.