Wow. Very nice.
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This is a discussion on Cattleya maxima within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I found up ordinary maxima is very stingy to reward me their wonderful flower, I ...
I found up ordinary maxima is very stingy to reward me their wonderful flower, I had 2 pots of common maxima none of them producing any spikes and the pseudobulbs is more than 10 almost give up. However this one is so different almost every new bulb spike will follow variety coerulea.
Wow. Very nice.
That's a good one
So pale! Lovely!
What a beautiful C maxima!!! Lovely photos capturing the almost ethereal quality of the blooms. Well done Zainal!
The color on this is quite nice. Do you know if, or which of, your plants are lowland or upland forms of the species? They have different temperature preferences and that could influence how regularly they bloom in your climate.
Upland form is similar in plant size to most the large flowered Cattleya species, with fairly clustered growth and usually fewer than 5 flowers per spike, and often considered to have superior flower form and color. Lowland form is taller, with growths farther apart and sometimes 12 or more flowers of floppier form. Upland gets cooler night temperatures and brighter light than lowland in native habitat.
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Great colour! Hope mine will be as good as this one day.
Very nice... Is this the 'Hector' clone or a selfing from it? Is your common maxima supposed to be the tipo (all purple/pink)? The semi-alba can flower in the lowlands even though the plant looks more like the upland type..