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.

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Saturday, 12 September 2015 20:48

Maxillaria tenuifolia

Photo Credit: Santa Barbara Orchid Estate

LIGHT Partial shade
TEMPERATURE to
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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