Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Maxillaria callichroma

Maxillaria callichroma - Flower photo by Richard LindbergThis particular plant came from Hanging Gardens just over two years ago at the end of the "Maxillaria Mania" phase of my orchid collecting. Dan was speaking and had brought some plants for sale. It is blooming now and is one of my favorite Maxillaria species.

Maxillaria callichroma - Plant photo by Richard LindbergMaxillaria callichroma grows in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, blooms in winter, cool to hot growing.

This was about the time I was Maxillaria species were losing their charm. I was deciding that the Grandiflora complex species take up more space than I was willing to give them and they seemed to be bug magnets.

This plant will stay long after the Grandifloras are gone. It is a medium sized plant that shows the flowers well and has bloomed both years that I have had it.

2 comments:

  1. That is AWESOME! I want one. Any fragrance?

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  2. It seems to have a little fragrance, but OrchidSpecies.com doesn't mention it.

    I am going to take it to Show-and-tell on 6/1 and 6/8 then re-pot. It is just developing a second lead, so I won't divide it but WILL remove three backbulbs to sprout.

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