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Maxillaria tenuifolia need help

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    Default Maxillaria tenuifolia need help

    Hello Everyone,

    Okay, so I decided to bid on the above plant at an internet auction site and won. Today I received the plant and it was not how I expect it to be. The p-bulbs looks very dehydrated (almost flat) and wrinkly. Over all it looks fine (some new roots, green leaves) . My question; how can I nurse it back to were the p-bulbs will look plump and healthy. I am ready to repot it and plan on growing it inside where there's bright indirect light and about 60-70% humidity.

    Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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    JMO, this plant looks like it needs more water (gradual increase) and more light. Roots look good to me but i'm no expert. The new growth looks promising - good luck!

    Tami

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    It has been neglected, Marissa. I would follow Tami's advice and gradually increase water. Those p-bulbs may not ever come back, but the new ones will be fine. There are enough roots to keep it alive and growing. Good luck.

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    Thanks guys, I repotted it and will give it some TLC to help it recover.

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    i think it only recently got dehydrated the leaves and roots look good

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    I agree with Fren.
    I know that I run mine dry during the winter but moister in growing season but they never get that dessicated looking.

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