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Howeara Lava Burst 'Puanani' AM/AOS-HOS

This is a discussion on Howeara Lava Burst 'Puanani' AM/AOS-HOS within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Katie gave me these orchids some time ago and I was a bit apprehensive if ...

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    Default Howeara Lava Burst 'Puanani' AM/AOS-HOS

    Katie gave me these orchids some time ago and I was a bit apprehensive if I could get them to bloom in the greenhouse.

    Well, it looks like I got my answer
    Here's a picture showing two of the howearas that have flowers.
    The orchid with 3 inflorescences started blooming in June, while the other one with two inflorescence followed a month later.


    Close up of one inflorescence:


    Close up of a single flower:


    I moved the bigger plant inside the house so we can enjoy the flower show:


    Glamor shot


    I hope you like them,
    John

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    Very nice! I like the "average joe" shots and the glamour shots--we all look better when we have staff to assist. Looks like this one likes you. Nicely done.

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    I like the sparkle on the petals.

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    Don't you just love this little guy? Mine bloomed beautifully this year (and is still in bloom on my desk)


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    Very Pretty ! I love the color . Gin

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    Wow, nice blooms on both of those pictures! They have cute flowers, and three spikes per plant?? Those look like cool plants! How often do they bloom?
    Connie

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    I believe that they bloom as soon as the pseudobulb feels like it. Like most of its oncidinae cousins.

    Considering that my "biggest" howeara consists only of one new pseudobulb and two old ones, I am very impressed with the 3-inflorescence effort. I cant wait for a few years down the line when this baby is producing multiple new pseudobulbs per season

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    These orchids are exquisite.

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    Nice reds!! I need to email Katie and see how she is doing.

    Cheers,
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    Hmm, so they 'can' bloom early? If I run into a How. i'm going to have to get me one. Gonna have to get that room built soon....
    Connie

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