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Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by Harvey south florida z10b, Jul 26, 2020.
Flowers are small. The detail of the patterns of color is easier to see in the pic...
I have one that is still in tight bud. This is one hybrid that I think everyone should have. Just have to keep it a little on the dry side which is hard with our rainy summers, so it stays in the greenhouse, while my other orchids enjoy their daily baths. Do you keep it dryer also?
Hi Joanie. Mine is mounted on cork and gets water every day. Is yours potted?
Yes it is. It's in bark with a little sphagnum moss on top. I got it like that last year, just out of bloom. But the seller said they needed to be on the dryer side, otherwise you would lose them. I lost one a few years back, but I think that one was from too much water and not enough sun. At least this one survived to put up two spikes this year for me. Mine is variety ‘Puanani’. Not sure if the flower color will the same as yours?
Is it a plastic or clay pot? Your mix is designed to hold water and stay wet. You need good drainage like lava rock in a clay pot. Or mounted. You know what it wants but not giving it. Also if potted it needs to be high in the pot on the medium, not in it. As indicated you need to water daily
It is in a type of composite pot (one that will fall apart) and it is planted on top of the medium. The most of the roots are hanging down the sides and I mist it several times daily, so it stays moist. I have a problem with snails, wood roaches, and whatever else comes out at night that likes to munch on my orchid spikes, buds and blooms, so when I spot a spike coming out I move my orchids to the screened in back porch. I saw a previous full plant post of your orchid and I think when it is finished blooming I will mount it also. Also is it 'Haweara' or is it Howeara? I grow lots of Bulbos. so water is not a problem.
Ideally it is best to get very wet then dry out. Not stay moist. That is why I pot in lava rock. I know the Bulbos like to stay moist. Not this plant. It is easier to have a mono culture so I don't grow Bulbos. I admire them though. I'll go by you on spelling. I think apple spell check changed it or it was me.