Wednesday, 14 October 2015 15:21

Maxillaria schunkeana

 

LIGHT Partial shade
TEMPERATURE to
HUMIDTY moderate humidity
WATER Moist/Dry; 2-4 waterings per week (let dry between waterings) 
BLOOM    Blooms summer perhaps into early fall

 

This Maxillaria's claim to fame is the deep-purple reddish bloom that almost appears as a "true black" flower.  Some claim the flower to be fragrant and others add that a mature thriving specimen can flower all year long.

Published in MAXILLARIA SPECIES
Monday, 12 October 2015 02:27

Maxillaria variabilis var. yellow

Photo Credit: Santa Barbara Orchid Estate

LIGHT Partial shade
TEMPERATURE to
HUMIDTY In summer, water freely amd mist once or twice daily.
WATER Water regularly and keep mix moist but not wet. Plant require semi-dry rest through the winter months
BLOOM Small flowers, can bloom periodically all year long  

 

Bright yellow variety of this small flowered orchid with a deep red mark on the lip. Intermediate growing. Winter blooming. Species from Central America.

Published in MAXILLARIA SPECIES
Monday, 12 October 2015 02:26

Maxillaria picta

Photo Credit: Santa Barbara Orchid Estate

LIGHT   Partial shade
TEMPERATURE   to 
HUMIDTY Moderate humidity is preferred
WATER Moist; 3-5 waterings per week (let dry lightly between waterings)
BLOOM    to    Fragrant blooms from  winter into fall

 

A charming and compact outdoor-grower from Brazil, which has a sweet and slightly pungent fragrance. The flower's base color is butter-yellow with fine, dark burgundy markings on the flower's reverse. Recently re-classified as Brasiliorchis picta. Temperature Tolerant. April blooming. Species from Central America. 

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