Friday, February 26, 2010

Maxillaria sophronitis

Maxillaria sophronitis - Flower photo by Richard LindbergMy Maxillaria sophronitis plant fell over. It had been growing in a clay saucer on a mound of sphagnum. The sphagnum had decomposed and could no longer hold anything up.

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

I could have just re-potted, but decided instead to break it up. I have another division that is mounted and doing fine. That will become my collection plant and I will get rid of these once they have had three or four month to root and start new growth. Five of the pieces are good enough size and the other seven may hang out in the greenhouse until next spring.

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