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Old 08-29-2009, 12:26 AM
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Brassia Rex - To repot or not to repot...

The plant's been growing pretty vigorously since I got it in May - some of the new growth is now coming up against the side of the pot. My plan is to divide it into 2 and repot into teak baskets at some point.

Question is: will I have time to enjoy the next round of blooms or should it be done sooner? I understand Brassia Rex does not take too well to being repotted so any intervention will likely delay / abort the next round of flowers?







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Old 08-29-2009, 08:17 AM
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I would wait until after the next bloom.
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I concur. I have a large one and atleast with mine, hates being repotted. Normally it is the most consistant bloomer I have.
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I would repot this after the next blooming just into the next size pot up I would not divide but that is my opinion

I would rather have a nice sized specimen plant that 2 smaller ones but then again I have the room for larger sized plants
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The plant can go a much longer time without needing repotting.

I often have plants three times this size in a 4 inch pot.

I was surprised to see it in a Vanda pot but obviously you are watering it enough. For most people they would dry too quickly.
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You plant is quite small, I do not recommend you move the plant anytime soon. Just leave it. Provide it good light and 63 fertilizer it will bloom. This one bloom in my care

My pseudobulb is 5 cm width and3 cm in thickness so your plant is a little under water and insufficient light. The plant is not a fussy one, should be able to bloom quite easily.
with our non stop raining for a week , The pot is perfect for hot and humid weather of ours.

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Dividing it will reduce the extent of the bloom you finally get.
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Thanks guys I'll sit on my itchy fingers and enjoy the blooms when they come then.

Can someone post a pic of their plant to show how big a specimen plant can get?

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Heres my specimen plant of Brassia rex. Its an older pic. Its bigger now. I've also taken a division from it once or else I'd have had to find a bigger bowl for it. THe hanging pot its in now is 13" across. Its a thirsty bugger so I get accordian leaves from time to time. Its got several new growths right now and possible a start of a spike. If its not a spike, Im dividing and trying 1/2 in s/h to see if that will eliminate future wrinkled leaves.



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My plant is in a five inch pot! under pot. Just too lazy to repot.
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I'd especially not divide at this point. Dividing usually sets a plant back, especially a small one that hasn't yet reached flowering size. I suppose it is a matter of taste but I'd much rather have one big plant with about 5 spikes than 2 small ones with one or two spikes each. Larger, undivided plants seem to put out more flowers than if they were divided into 2 smaller plants.
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