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Maxillaria picta

Orchid

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourDeep yellow-white spotted dark red
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Maxillaria picta (Orchid). It will form dense clumps of small leaves about 20cm long, In late autumn and winter it produces profuse fragrant small yellow flowers

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Columbia, Brazil

Interest and use

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

All the species will vary in climate requirements. You will need to pot them in standard orchid compost and keep it moist all year, You can propagate by dividing clumps.

Propagation

Older leafless pseudobulbs which can be removed for replanting, or from new growth which may appear from the bottom of the plant.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to red spider mites, aphids and mealy bugs.

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