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Brassia Care

This is a discussion on Brassia Care within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I bought a small division of a Brassia Edvah Loo. I was told that they ...

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    I bought a small division of a Brassia Edvah Loo. I was told that they need a well draining medium, and really need good water. I was told to set the plant in a very shallow amount of water and it would do well. I had a hard enough time doing this with a Phrag, but with a Brassia? Help!

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    I've got a Rex 'Sakata' double-potted; a plastic pot with a coarse medium is sitting inside a larger clay pot, some arcillite in the bottom. I keep the clay pot in a humidity tray sitting in, not on, the water. Wicking action is admittedly minimal, but the plant is happy - growing like a weed, a cloud of green-tipped aerial roots around it. dunno how much it helps, the second pot was originally for keeping the thing upright, it's about eight pbulbs going every-which-way...but good luck

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    Thanks Pete. It is so nerve wrecking sometimes , these orchid watering issues! I'm big into misting, I've never killed an orchid from overmisting lol!

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    Default I have that plant and treat it the same as the rest of my oncidiums...

    of course, I don't have humidity issues.

    I would say that in my experience they are not so forgiving when repotted, took mine a while to forgive me for doing it. I also find my Brassias do their best blooming when they've filled their pot and pbulbs are just touching the side. Sadly, then after they bloom I repot and it starts all over again.

    Good luck, that is a terrific spider!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floofy
    of course, I don't have humidity issues.

    I would say that in my experience they are not so forgiving when repotted, took mine a while to forgive me for doing it. I also find my Brassias do their best blooming when they've filled their pot and pbulbs are just touching the side. Sadly, then after they bloom I repot and it starts all over again.

    Good luck, that is a terrific spider!
    I think that is why it is being so stubborn, I had to repot it. Now it is making me suffer right along with it lol.

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    I've got a Brassia Eternal Wind and mine couldn't be easier. Have it in a standard orchid mix that I think bought from boxstore. It's in a rather tall plastic pot, and I water it whenever it's mostly dry. I give it pretty much full sun, and it's just happy as a clam, and just bloomed ENORMOUS flowers (I'll post a pic tomorrow). Not sure what to tell you about your particular brassia, but mine grows pretty easily with regular old home growing care.

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