Monday, July 9, 2012

Brassanthe Maikai

This plant bloomed in March. At that time I saw that it was ready to go over the edge of the pot and needed to be re-potted. I waited until now because the new growth had not started.

Brassanthe Maikai - Plant photo by Richard Lindberg

Brassanthe Maikai - Flower photo by Richard LindbergI put the plant in bark over peanuts in a 4-inch plastic pot. There are eight pseudobulbs and it stands eight inches above the pot. There are five new growths. This hybrid is a classic, Brassavola nodosa x Guarianthe bowringiana. Renamed from Bc Maikai, registered in 1944.

I removed four pseudobulbs to shape the plant but tried to avoid taking a lead division. This is the collection plant in the Sonoma collection and I want to have it put on a good show when it blooms again.

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