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Burr. Kilauea "Volcano Queen"

This is a discussion on Burr. Kilauea "Volcano Queen" within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Okay, I admit that I've probably mistreated this plant, but I got it as a ...

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    Default Burr. Kilauea "Volcano Queen"

    Okay, I admit that I've probably mistreated this plant, but I got it as a gift. I read somewhere that it likes lots of water so I planted it in a self-watering african violet pot. Amazingly, it's done quite well with 4-5 bloom spikes each year...but the pb's have slowly risen above the pot and I do get lots of brown spots and fried edges. (probably from salt buildup) I've decided I want to repot it...does anyone have experience with this guy and what is yours planted in? I was considering putting it in a hanging orchid pot with orchid bark...like my Oncidium Sherry Baby.

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    Hey, 17 people have viewed this and no advice? What's up out there?

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    From Orchid Wiz "40%-80% humidity. Water heavily but ensure perfect drainage. Water just as medium starts to dry; Watch water quality carefully. Commonly grown in pots. Fertilize twice monthly, less if overcast. Common media: fir bark, ammended with coarse sand, coarse perlite and shredded peat."
    Mine is in fir bark

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    I don't grow this particular Burr, but repotting and growing like your sharry baby should be helpful. Does your onc. sharry baby also get burned tips? If so, decrease the amount of fertilizer and increase the amount of water that you flush through the pot. Good luck.

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    Actually, my oncidium doesn't have burned tips or brown marks, but it doesn't have incredible root growth either...(But it is blooming!)

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    Check your water quality. Even if your water is not hard, it may have a lot of salts particularly Sodium and Potassium that will increase the Electrical conductivity, but not the hardness.

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