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Brom. Jamaican Fire

This is a discussion on Brom. Jamaican Fire within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This flowered 6 months ago. It seems tol like hot, afternoon full sun. This time ...

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    Default Brom. Jamaican Fire

    This flowered 6 months ago. It seems tol like hot, afternoon full sun. This time it had more flowers. Looking ahead should I leave it alone or put it in another basket?Name:  Bromecanthe Jamaica fire - 1.jpg
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    Gorgeous! I would think if its doing that well in a basket why change. "If it ain't broke don't fix it"

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    Ooooh, Purdy~! FIRE!

    Looks like it has overgrown it's pot, but I would leave it alone until all the flowers are gone, then maybe divide it if it won't fit in a larger pot.

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    This is a beauty! Depending on when it was last repotted it might be time to at least change the media if it has been more then 2-3 years.

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    Would just putting the current pot in a larger pot with media work? I have seen some catts that were the roots have completly over grown the pot and it still looks healthy. I am torn on splitting it in that the plant as a whole would suffer. Oh what to do???????

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    Quote Originally Posted by moniluhum View Post
    Would just putting the current pot in a larger pot with media work? I have seen some catts that were the roots have completly over grown the pot and it still looks healthy. I am torn on splitting it in that the plant as a whole would suffer. Oh what to do???????
    I have one now that is overgrown with roots covering the outside of the pot. The least I HAVE to do is to take it out of it's pot and inspect the medium. Because, if it has/had bark in it, it's probably deteriorated by now and if I don't act soon enough, mold and fungus is sure to follow.

    You should do that as well once the flowers are gone. Simply sticking it in another pot is like waiting for s@#$ to happen. And as long as it has plenty of roots, dividing it is not going to be a problem. I've done divisions several times successfully.

    Here it is and the reasons I haven't split it yet is because a) It's flowering and b) I have about a dozen of these, but I'll have to do it sooner or later ... even if I have to give them away.

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    Wow...see the roots...AWESOME....

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    Stay tuned because I will be dividing this shortly, and I'll be taking pictures with explanations on the steps I took to get it done.

    For now, I just noticed that a couple of the stalks and leaves behind are covered in scales and mealybugs. So the first thing I will do (today) is to spray it with 1 part 3% Hydrogen Peroxide, 1 part 70% Alcohol and 1 part water to kill the mealybugs and hopefully the scales.

    I'll leave that on for about 20 minutes then blast it with a strong spray of water which should get rid of the mealybugs and most of the scales, some of which I'll have to rub off.

    I may even soak it in the same solution of HP and Alcohol if I find any problems (ie: fungus, mold and or rot ) in the root structure.

    Please note that what I do here is NOT what everybody else may do. But it has worked for me for the past three years with no problems. It doesn't mean that everybody else should do same, because what works for one may not work for all others.

    As the song goes: I did it may way.

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