Howeara Lava Burst 'Puanani' AM/AOS (compact)
Howeara are compact with small rounded red flowers. Hwra. Lava Burst 'Puanani' is a famous, award-winning orchid prized for its easy care and prolific flowers. They produce bright scarlet flowers and often put out 4 or more spikes twice a year. A great showy beginner orchid.
Plant may vary from pictured. Unless stated, this plant may not arrive in bloom.
Registered name: Howeara Lava Burst 'Puanani' (AM/AOS)
Parent lineage: Howeara. Mini-Prima x Rodriguezia secunda
Origin: Central/South America
Type: Intermediate-warm temp epiphyte
Plant height: 10-12in at maturity (compact size)
Blooming size: YES, blooms last 1-2 months. Bloom time is variable
Bloom info: 1/2-1in round scarlet red flowers in arched spikes. Blooms emerge from new pseudobulb growths.
Potting mix: Fine bark or long fiber sphagnum. Repot in Spring every 2 years.
Light: Bright indirect - medium light. Shielded South or West facing preferred for largest bloom display. North or East facing tolerated. Protect leaves from direct sun exposure.
Water: Water frequently in hot months when media reaches dry. Do not allow to stay dry for long periods (bud blast, pseudobulbs shrivel, leaves crisp and "accordion"). Decrease in cold months.
Temp: Intermediate-warm (55F min night, 85F max day).
Humidity: 30-60%, tolerant of low humidity.
Fertilizing: Heavy feeding Spring-Fall. 1/4 strength urea-free fertilizer, every watering as new roots and leaves emerge. Flush the pot with water once monthly to remove mineral build up. Decrease to 1/4 or 1/8 strength every other watering or once monthly in Winter.