Thursday, December 31, 2009

Maxillaria rodrigueziana

Maxillaria rodrigueziana - Flower photo by Richard LindbergI took the plant picture just after I got it from Andy's Orchids at POE two years ago. I was going to do an updated picture, but it would be too embarrassing to let you see what I have done to this poor plant. And yet it is blooming.

Maxillaria rodrigueziana - Plant photo by Richard LindbergMaxillaria rodrigueziana grows Costa Rica and Panama in cloud forests at low elevations. It is hot growing, fragrant and blooms fall and spring.

I am about ready to give up on the whole Maxillaria grandiflora complex. They don't seem worth the space and their requirements conflict with my Cattleya and Laelia plants. The grow huge and the flowers don't last long.

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