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Maxillaria venusta

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Features

  • BloomsJanuary
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourCream spotted red
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Maxillaria venusta (Orchid). A terrestrial or prostrate, epiphytic orchid from Columbia. Bears nodding, single cream-spotted red flowers. All the species will vary in climate requirements.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Orchid or Epiphytic

Origin

Columbia

Interest and use

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • WaterMoist

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

Propagate by dividing clumps.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to red spider mites, aphids and mealy bugs.

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