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Howeara Lava Burst, is it time to pot up?

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    Default Howeara Lava Burst, is it time to pot up?

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    This lovely little orchid is potted in a 2 inch pot. (Has been since purchased Nov. 2010). The roots are growing outside now, and there is a little flower shoot coming. Do you think I should pot it up, or wait until finished flowering.

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    I would definately repot this one but wait until it is finished flowering. Are you sure the tag is correct? I have several Lava Burst's and mine look quite different from yours. Perhaps it just the angle that the photo was taken. Perhaps it's my eyes but the plant almost looks like a catt. Looking forward to seeing pics of when it is in bloom.

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Size:  130.6 KB[QUOTE=gardenguysorchids;294654] Are you sure the tag is correct? I have several Lava Burst's and mine look quite different from yours. Perhaps it just the angle that the photo was taken. Perhaps it's my eyes but the plant almost looks like a catt. [QUOTE]

    Just angle Bill. Tag reads ....Howeara Lava Burst 'Puanini'. Size of flower on a spray is only 1 inch wide. Since this photo was taken in Nov. 2010, there is 3 more pseudobulbs. So I will take another clearer photo of the bloom (seeing I have a new camera now) when it is time.

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    My mistake. I really need to have my eyes examined. It is what u say. I checked mine and they are spiking also. I think this one is so pretty and they are so reliable. Looking forward to see urs in bloom. Looks like a nice spike coming.

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    You could pot this up anytime, but as Bill suggests, waiting until it finishes blooming would be fine. You will enjoy this orchid. It grows and spreads very fast. Lots of warm blooms too!! I *think* that first photo is actually of a cattleya. The second photo in the third post or so is Howeara Lava Burst though.

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    I put mine in coarse Perlite, topped with coarse ( 1/8 inch) horticultural grit. It has lots of roots on the surface of the grit and hanging about - which get wet when I spray (most days). That way it has made up a bulb twice the size of the one on when I bought the plant, and had a spike with two branches and a total of 30 or so flowers. Now I'm watching it, and giving it pep talks about "England Expects Erty Lava Burst to do it's duty ( with apologies to Horatio Nelson ) and produce two new growths from the bulb...
    So I wouldn't worry at all about roots being visible - it is quite natural with the wild plants from which this was bred ( Rodriguezias)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardenguysorchids View Post
    My mistake. I really need to have my eyes examined. It is what u say. I checked mine and they are spiking also. I think this one is so pretty and they are so reliable. Looking forward to see urs in bloom. Looks like a nice spike coming.
    Not just your eyes Bill - I rather doubted the name tag myself until I saw the flower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    pep talks about "England Expects Erty Lava Burst to do it's duty ( with apologies to Horatio Nelson ) and produce two new growths from the bulb...So I wouldn't worry at all about roots being visible - it is quite natural with the wild plants from which this was bred ( Rodriguezias)
    Ha Ha, Geoff, inspirational talk doesn't work. I've tried with some recalcitrant Vandas (putting a dustbin under them, they still ignore me). Correct about the hybridisation with a Rodriguezia. I have a Rod..Lanceolata, waiting for it to bud.

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    You can jump in anytime, with a photo of your L.B. Would love to see it Geoff. They are hardy little devils, aren't they.

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    Default MY Lava Burst - as requested, Rosie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosie View Post

    I think the three files I have uploaded will appear as a link ( or three ? shpowing the plant - and roots , the spike as it was in early February some 6 weeks or even more after it started flowering, and with the flowers now going off a bit - but you can see the quantity, and the third pic of a single flower was taken early in the flowering showing a single flower at its best.


    )You can jump in anytime, with a photo of your L.B. Would love to see it Geoff. They are hardy little devils, aren't they.

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