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(Howeara) Anyone ever grow a Hwra?

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    Default (Howeara) Anyone ever grow a Hwra?

    I'll admit to not even knowing what "Hwra" is even an abbreviation for. I received a seedling as a gift (always nice), from a sister who knows I like orchids (but who doesn't know enough about them to realize there are LOTS of different kinds).

    My search of the internet revealed some great photos and that it is a cross of Leochilus, oncindium and Rodriguezia. Some sites said to grow it like a phal.

    Any advice that is more specific?

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    I have two Hwra. Lava Burst 'Puanani' AM/AOS seedlings. I believe you are right, that they are a combination of Leochilus x Oncidium x Rodriguezia. According to the grower I purchased these seedlings from, this mix does well in "typical" Oncidium culture. Happy growing

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    I also have the Lava Burst . It is in a slat basket started out in a pot in the semi hydro pellets . One thing with this one is to have fast draining and drying medium , They also will do well mounted when larger . As jenn said Oncid. light . Gin

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    I have a Hwra Lava Burst also. I grow it in a bark mix in a clay pot. It gets the same treatment as my oncidiums. Phal. light would not be enough.
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    Anyone seen the new Hwra, yellow? I had one at my work a while ago but it sold quickly.

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    Hwra = Genus Howeara, a member of the Oncidium alliance.

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    Sadie, What a great gift you recieved! I have two: hwra. Lava Burst , & hwra. Jamaica Red. Both are in almost continous bloom. You're going to love these mini orchids. Betty in Texas

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    Smile pic. of my two hwra's

    Here is ( I hope ) a picture of my two hwras in bloom. Hope you like ever blooming, mini orchids, Sadie! Betty in Texas


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    Oops, the hwra is on the right...onc. red twinkle on left. But at least I got a pic. on all by myself! Betty

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    Quote Originally Posted by espranch View Post
    Oops, the hwra is on the right...onc. red twinkle on left. But at least I got a pic. on all by myself! Betty
    You did great, Betty! Lovely blooms and healthy orchids too.

    Cheers,
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