Orchids forum: Broughtonia sanguinea star splash

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Name: mj
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mjsponies
Aug 5, 2015 5:55 AM CST
Who else grows this ? I received one as a gift in June. It had one little spike with a couple blooms. When it finished up I repotted it out of it's plastic pot.The pot was full of good healthy roots. I've got it in clay right now, but was considering mounting it. What would you guys suggest ?

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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Aug 5, 2015 7:26 AM CST

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I would think this one can be grown happily in a clay pot or mounted. I would choose the one which fits your watering practices better.
It is a cute plant and will give you nice blooms on longish spikes.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Aug 5, 2015 7:31 AM CST

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Here is a link recommending a wood mount, high light and lots of water while in growth.
http://www.orchidspecies.com/broughtoniasanguinea.htm
Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
Aug 5, 2015 2:03 PM CST
Thanks Ursula,
I'll read thru the link and go from there.
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Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Aug 5, 2015 2:29 PM CST
Interesting. MJ, here is the picture of 'Star Splash' from OrchidWiz:
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I'm still looking to see if I can find a variety that looks more like yours. Outstanding orchid by the way. I love it.

Jim
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Aug 5, 2015 2:46 PM CST
OK, I'm back. The first picture is called f. semi-alba Pincelada
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This one is 'Super Splash' by Odom's Orchids
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Those are the closest I found. Your choice!

Jim

Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 7, 2015 3:59 PM CST
Wonder if the purple stripe in the lip bleeds color into the lip as the flower matures? I have some that do this, especially in rainy weather.
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