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Maxillaria porphyrostele

Orchid

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Features

  • BloomsJanuary to April
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPale yellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Maxillaria porphyrostele (Orchid). An epiphytic orchid with ovoid pseudobulbs and lance-shaped leaves to 20cm. Bears pale yellow with purple striped throats on scapes from winter to spring. From Brazil. Frost tender.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

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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