Friday, March 20, 2009

Maxillaria variabilis in bloom today

Maxillaria variabilis - Photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Maxillaria (Max) contains 650 some species spread throughout the tropical and sub-tropical Americas. They have a single flower. Generally warm to hot growing.

Maxillaria variabilis grows in Mexico south to Ecuador. It is cool to hot growing and blooms throughout the year.

This is a cute little flower that stands out mostly due to its color. As the name implies there are color variations, most often seen is a red form.

I have had this plant for a few years and have divided it a couple of times. It doesn't look as if it will get divided this year.

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The foggers came on yesterday and the day before. Those are only the second and third times the foggers have come on this year. The nights are above 40 and the days are getting into the 70s. Spring cleaning continues today.

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