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Maxillaria tenuifolia never flowers.

This is a discussion on Maxillaria tenuifolia never flowers. within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Originally Posted by walingwaling Now thats nicely grown from just one pbulb, congrats Shane! I ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by walingwaling View Post
    Now thats nicely grown from just one pbulb, congrats Shane!
    I gotta find me another excuse, oh....i think i have too much heat, lol!
    well, it may all the heat you been creatin with them shorts! id bet you are underwareting... put them ducky's on and get to waterin!

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    I can grow Maxillaria tenuifolia, but getting more than 4 or 6 blooms at a time is difficult. I think I am going to give mine more light and heat by moving it higher in the greenhouse. When I first started growing it, I grew it on the bench and it never bloomed. I raised it to mid-greenhouse height and it hangs underneath the standard cattleya orchids. I think once it starts to warm up here, I will raise it up to the same level as the cattleyas and see what happens. I know I can supply the heat!! hahah.. Arkansas is hot during the summer months.

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    Tina takes direct brutal summer sun, and long as she stays wet she's a prolific bloomer
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    So let's see here.....it likes full sun....heat....and tons of water.....and ample amounts of fertillizer I'd imagine....am I missing anything here?

    During the winter....I can give it water....but temps are around 74F and the light is whatever I can squeeze out of a SW window. Perhaps it I give it full sun in the summer...or at least part sun. (so it doesn't burn in our 50% daytime humidity)

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    Likes heat and sun and water. No problem...i'll just go put mine with the vanda's. I love the information one picks up on here!

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    Well, I think that "Tina" is wonderful! Don't have one myself, but I do have high humidity ( greenhouse ) heat & a lot of light. And, of course, I just LOVE fragrant orchids...I'm going shopping...Betty

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    Wow . .thats one beautiful mama. .I am impressed . . Think you could fit her in one of those beautiful African baskets . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by smurphr View Post
    well, it may all the heat you been creatin with them shorts! id bet you are underwareting... put them ducky's on and get to waterin!
    Haha, now i am too hot, i can live with that, cheers!!!
    i water it twice a day during the hot months, i will move it this year to a new shade house, let see then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by walingwaling View Post
    Haha, now i am too hot, i can live with that, cheers!!!
    i water it twice a day during the hot months, i will move it this year to a new shade house, let see then...
    mine ijust hangs in the full scorching sun and never gets burnt... maybe a shade house wont provide enough sun

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    So, how hot is hot? I recently picked one of these up at an orchid show in March. Was told it was blooming size but no signs of flowers at all. I figured I wouldn't get any this year but a girl can hope. I keep it right under the grow light and humidifier and make sure to keep it fairly moist. Temp reads about 75°F most of the day.

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