Displaying items by tag: Fragrant

Monday, 12 October 2015 02:26

Maxillaria picta

Photo Credit: Santa Barbara Orchid Estate

LIGHT   Partial shade
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. 

Saturday, 12 September 2015 20:48

Maxillaria tenuifolia

Photo Credit: Santa Barbara Orchid Estate

LIGHT Partial shade
HUMIDTY Relative humidity of 50 percent or higher
WATER Keep moist during growing season, allow for a winter rest
BLOOM to Fragrant, blooms from spring ininto summer


This plant has spunk: the distinctive strap-like leaves and the perky, fragrant flowers really set it apart. The triangular flowers are a vibrant brick-red, about one and one half inches across, blooming singly on three inch stems. The dried-coconut fragrance is one of its most charming traits! .Temperature Tolerant. May blooming. Species from Mexico to Northern Nicaragua.



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