Thursday, January 21, 2010

Maxillaria sophronitis

Maxillaria sophronitis - Flower photo by Richard LindbergI was happy to get this plant from the opportunity table at SCOS just under three years ago. I had missed an chance to get a large specimen plant for only $10 the year before and I was still regretting not grabbing it.

Maxillaria sophronitis - Plant 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 sophronitis grows in Venezuela and Colombia. It is a very small plant growing cool to warm, needing constant moisture and bright light.

I hope this is the beginning of more flowers. I don't think the plant was in a bright enough location and I am happy to see any flowers at all.

1 comment:

  1. I really like this genus and would acquire a few if I had more space. I had M. picta, which died last year, the fragrance of which was fantastic.