Thursday, April 4, 2013

Maxillaria picta

Another of the Maxillaria picta divisions is in bloom. It needs to be repotted and it has given me the opportunity to get another flower picture. I liked the one I had but it was too small for the new EBay rules and I have lost the digital original.

Maxillaria picta - Flower photo by Richard LindbergMaxillaria picta - Flower photo by Richard LindbergMaxillaria picta - 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 picta grows in Brazil and Argentina. It is a high light, cool to warm growing plant. It blooms in winter and spring and is fragrant.


  1. Tenho uma picta, faz anos e nunca vi flor.
    Parabéns pelo cultivo.

  2. Great photo of a really pretty plant.

    I think I may have to put this on my "wish list".

    I love the Maxillarias and this is an especially lovely one.

    You have a very interesting site.

    Thanks so much for this!