Live Howeara orchid is blooming size, but is NOT currently flowering.
This is an absolutely beautiful miniature intergeneric Howeara orchid with bursting lava-colored and uniquely shaped blooms. Howeara Lava Burst ‘Puanani’ AM/AOS flowers are an incredibly deep red with flecks of molten yellow and orange. It truly looks like a cascade of burning lava! This live houseplant is a compact grower, in a biodegradable 3″ pot made from 80% rice hulls & 20% polymers and natural dyes. Howeara is a hybrid between the Oncidium, Leochilus and Rodriguezia genera. This orchid is perfect for the entry level collector who doesn’t have a bunch of space for their collection. Care is very easy, and flowers last for months.
This captivating little orchid prefers the brightest possible indirect light, regular fertilization (“weakly, weekly”), and occasional misting. Choose an eastern exposure (or south/west with a dappled curtain) for the most vigorous growth! Foliage is evergreen, inflorescence comes regularly, but is most likely between August and December.
Even the foliage of Lava Burst ‘Puanani’ is striking with its fans of bright lime-green!
This orchid breed is native to tropical climates and does best around 65 to 80 degrees. Insulated shipping is included with all our plants whenever required. We delicately wrap our live plants in layers of sheet foam, and include a 72+ hour heat pack when temperatures are low. However, we make no guarantees that our tropical plants will survive extreme freezing temperatures. It’s the duty of the buyer to open packages immediately upon arrival. Our commitment to excellence means we ship exclusively USPS Priority 1-3 day, as all live plants should be. Consider having your order Held for Pickup, or delayed during extreme weather — just send us a note with your order.