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
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.


Published in MAXILLARIA SPECIES
Friday, 30 January 2015 03:09

Getting the Lowdown on Orchids

You’re about to enter the wonderful world of orchids. You’re in store for an exciting adventure! This is the largest plant family on our planet with an estimated 30,000 wild types (species) and many more man-made varieties. No other plants can compete with orchids for their power to seduce and bedazzle the most jaded plant lover with their fantastically beautiful flower colors, shapes, and textures, and heady and sensuous perfumes.

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