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Big Mama Brassia Rex

This is a discussion on Big Mama Brassia Rex within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; ok, I'll totally take better pictures tomorrow when I have some light, but I have ...

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    ok, I'll totally take better pictures tomorrow when I have some light, but I have to share my new purchase before my head pops off. What we have here is a Brassia Rex "Tahoma". Biggest girl I've ever bought (and I got her for a steal!). I counted 35 pseudobulbs before I lost track. She has two spikes, one in full bloom and one in bud. And the roots are out of control....seriously. I'll post the pics i just took, but they are really dark. Any tips on keeping this girl happy would be very helpful.
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    the sun came out for a minute...so here are some better pictures.
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    That is a big brassia! You probably need a dolly to move her, huh? LOL! Looks nice and healthy, too. Do you think she needs to be closer to the window? (Maybe there's a light source that doesn't show in the picture.)

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    I t needs more light

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    You had better keep the X-Files people away!

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    I moved it to photograph it. she sits in the window. Oh, and I messed up the name. Its a brassia rex 'christine'

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    Wow, she is a big plant! Nice!

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    WOW, that is nice!!!! Makes me think about getting one.

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    so anyhoooo, this guy has roots pouring out of it like i've never seen. is this a good candidate for the pot inside a pot technique? if so, any suggestions on how i would go about pulling it off? it's in an eight inch plastic pot right now. i'd have to find an enormous planter for it.

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    Pot in a pot doesn't work with plastic, as the roots inside the first plastic pot will eventually develop rot from lack of air. Best to pull it out and either divide into two or three, or put into a 12" pot.

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