Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Maxillaria ochroleuca

Maxillaria ochroleuca - 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 ochroleuca grows in Brazil as well as Ecuador and Colombia. Cool growing.

This is the first time the plant has bloomed for me. That's always exciting. Conditions are not ideal for cool growing plants, but I have it in a relatively cool, bright spot. I was worried that it may never bloom since the minimum temperature has been higher over the last year. I am trying to work with some of the hot growing plants I have.

Hooray for micro-climates!

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