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Maxillaria picta

Maxillaria picta

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Add a touch of tropical elegance to your home or garden with the Maxillaria picta, a compact orchid native to Brazil and Argentina. This beautiful plant is known for its sweet and slightly pungent fragrance, making it a sensory delight.

The flowers of Maxillaria picta are butter-yellow with intricate dark burgundy markings on the reverse, creating a striking contrast. It blooms throughout the year and grows to about 5 cm in length. The acuminate flowers usually have different colors, ranging from yellow to deep red in their centers.

Key Features:

  • Fragrant: YES! The plant emits a sweet and slightly fragrance.
  • Bloom Color: Yellow and white with red spots.
  • Bloom Season: March to April.
  • Temperature Tolerance: Cool to warm conditions (40º–100ºF).
  • Light Level: Shade or bright filtered light.

Cultivation Tips:

  • Potting Media: This versatile orchid can be grown in fine bark medium, full sphagnum moss, or mounted on tree fern or cork.
  • Watering: Water regularly and keep the mix moist but not wet. The plant requires a semi-dry rest during the winter months.
  • Light: Maxillaria picta thrives under medium amounts of light, similar to the lighting conditions for Vandas.
  • Fertilization: Feed with a half-strength 20-20-20 fertilizer at every watering from spring to fall.
  • Air Circulation: Ensure medium air circulation to keep the plant healthy.

Maxillaria picta is perfect for both beginners and seasoned growers. It’s incredibly easy to grow, with a robust nature that makes it difficult to overwater. Unlike many other orchids, Maxillaria picta is not a slow grower, so you can enjoy its blooms and fragrance sooner. Its adaptability to various potting media and lighting conditions makes it a versatile addition to any collection.

This is a blooming size imported bare root orchid division; newly repotted in a 4" or 5" pot; about 1 to 2 years to bloom; Grown from seed; Limited!

Experience the simplicity and beauty of Maxillaria picta in your own space. With its delightful fragrance and stunning blooms, it's sure to bring joy and elegance to your home or garden.

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