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BLC taking over the world--repot, or??

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    Default BLC taking over the world--repot, or??

    I posted this in the Grand Dragon thread but thought I might get more advice here. I have one that I bought a year ago in bloom. After flowering it was crawling out of the pot, so I divided it into 3. This year all three bloomed galore. Now one is again out of the pot, but its two growing noses are so closely intertwined that I fear dividing it again. Should I put it in a 9" (it is now in a 7")? Or should I perform delicate surgery?? (Aside from the fact that doing so will give me 4 of these monsters!!!

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    If you have room i would go for a 9" pot , make sure the media is really quick drying.Then after next flowering i would divide it.
    They are beautiful plants , very vigorous but they do take a lot of room.

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    REPOT! I concur with steve. DIVIDE AND CONQUEEERRRR!!!...hahaha

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    Thanks, Steve and Jervis. I'll take your advice. Maybe now that it's in a 9", it will be able to stand up properly instead of taking a header every time I try to stand it on its own. I may put some rocks in the bottom...

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    Quote Originally Posted by phalspital View Post
    Thanks, Steve and Jervis. I'll take your advice. Maybe now that it's in a 9", it will be able to stand up properly instead of taking a header every time I try to stand it on its own. I may put some rocks in the bottom...

    I put chunks of broken pots in the middle and bottom to help give some extra weight to the plant. And I agree with the larger pot this time. I have put small plastic pots in the middle filled with Styrofoam to keep the middle from getting too wet. Good luck, can't wait to see it in bloom next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    I put chunks of broken pots in the middle and bottom to help give some extra weight to the plant. And I agree with the larger pot this time. I have put small plastic pots in the middle filled with Styrofoam to keep the middle from getting too wet. Good luck, can't wait to see it in bloom next time.
    I don't have trouble with wetness, possibly because I use large bark. Problem is, ways Dream Volcano Queen also desperately needs dividing...it has 16 p'bulbs!

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    This is her new 9" home...hope for big blooms next year!

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    Looks great! If you get overrun, let me know.... I'm sure I have room for one of those! lol My big catts seem to do great, my little ones, not so much. I love that one though.

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    Carol, I only have five minicatts. Two (Walkeriana semialba and Rainbow Sherbet) bloom faithfully and fragrantly. The other three (C. maxima alba x self, Blc. Goldenzelle 'Poncha Peach', and Blc. Iliad 'Golden Glo' x Fortune 'Oracle') have never bloomed for me. They were all bought and mounted at the same time three years ago. Scarily, I just read on the Internet that someone has waited 11 YEARS and his Golden Glo has never bloomed. I am not gonna wait 11 years.

    I'm gonna divide my Bonserm and my Volcano Queen (big sprawlers) this year and paste them to the palm trees--I don't have any more room for big old pots!

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    Bah! Humbug!! Palm trees with orchids on them!!!

    Here I'm just glad it hasn't been down to 0 degrees F yet... It was snowing yesterday, though it did warm up and rain and thaw afterwards. I can't grow anything outside during the winter for any length of time unless it will handle -30 F for a while, as we get very low temps every couple of years. In the summer, too hot and dry for outside for most anyways.

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