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Old 01-07-2020, 09:33 PM
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I have a Brassavola about to start blooming, and Iím wondering if itís leaning so much that stakes would be helpful. I bought it this summer and potted it in leca, so itís probably growing a new set of roots. The plant seems pretty stable however

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Old 01-07-2020, 10:06 PM
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These tend to be somewhat pendulous. So whit it is doing is just following its nature. I grow them either in a basket (the growths hang over the edge) or mounted, and let them do what they naturally want to do.
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Old 01-07-2020, 10:46 PM
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I agree 100% with the above. That is how I do it.

However, as you have it in a pot on a windowsill, you might be a prime candidate for a pot clip rather than a stake.

They look like a ring with a stick coming out that clips in the pot and holds the leaves up. Ray said they were developed to keep Catt upright.

I am more inclined to the ďlet it do what it does in natureĒ side, but a vast majority of or his owners pamper them for the best possible looks
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Congrats on getting that to spike!

I tried growing that for 5 years in Atlanta and it was simply recalcitrant. I had Catts and Laelias next to it blooming happily, but that... no.
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Old 01-10-2020, 10:29 AM
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Congrats on getting that to spike!

I tried growing that for 5 years in Atlanta and it was simply recalcitrant. I had Catts and Laelias next to it blooming happily, but that... no.
Ha! this one is different than the one you gave me - the one you gave me remains recalcitrant (i need to look that word up). Still very dark green in the leaves.

This one appears to be the same variety that dirty coconuts has in another thread. The guy at the nursery told me it was Brassavola 'Firebird.' i cant find any reference to that online, so it must be Bc. Yellowbird.

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