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A robust growing species, in a genus from Mexico and Central America. Large pseudobulbous plants require a rich almost semiterrestrial media, well drained, with lots of water and fertiliser when the new growths appear.
Chysis bractescens is deciduous, and after the leaves fall, the plant should be dried out, with just sufficient water to prevent shrivelling of the bulbs. A repot into freah media when new leads appear will promote robust growth and flowers.
The foliage is much like that of Lycaste, Phaius, and should be protected from excess sunlight.