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Old 08-11-2019, 12:02 PM
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Default Brassia Edvah Loo 'Nishida' – wooden baskets recommended?

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I have been growing this Brassia Edvah Loo 'Nishida' in a clay pot, then eventually set into an 8” wooden basket. It has been in this basket for about 3 years now. I stapled screen mesh around the basket sides, set the clay pot inside, then added bark chips to fill the basket. Up until 4 months ago it looked healthy, leaves and bulbs increasing in size each year. This past winter was a rough one indoors. I lost the leaves on most of the bigger, older back bulbs. The growths since then do not look as robust. Does anyone grow Brassia in wooden baskets? Do they dry too much for this type of orchid? Most of the blooming ones I am seeing online are in plastic pots. This plant has never bloomed and I keep it in same conditions with my cattleyas which bloom each year. I am thinking of setting this 8” basket into a 10 or 12” basket but wonder if this will just result in more vegetative growth and no blooms. Anything else that can be corrected with my care of this orchid? Thanks for any suggestions, input. Thanks!
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I’ve grown this in a basket before. It requires frequent watering. You may need to give it more light. Is putting it outside in the Summer a possibility? Mine grew into a monster. The flowers are amazing, though.
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I’ve grown this in a basket before. It requires frequent watering. You may need to give it more light. Is putting it outside in the Summer a possibility? Mine grew into a monster. The flowers are amazing, though.
Thank you for taking the time to reply. I am encouraged to hear that you have grown this in a basket! Yes, I am growing it outdoors for the summer. I am going to step up the watering and may place it higher in the tree where it now hangs. I am thinking that it got too dry this past winter indoors. I think I will just go ahead and place it in a 10" basket to give the new growths something under their feet.
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