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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; This is one I don't have! If anyone of you wants to send yours to ...

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    This is one I don't have! If anyone of you wants to send yours to me I'd be happy to give it a happy home! I have enough light ( no mid-day sun ) warmth, & water! Betty LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoStems View Post
    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.
    when i say hot, i mean hot... tina hangs from a rigged up coat hanger tied off from my upstairs neighbors balcony... full blazing intense tropical sun, peak months between 95-100+F with the auto drip on at least twice a day for a good soaking... the other thing is that it doesnt like getting too chilled in the winter, 75 sounds like its wintering temp! mine usually only gets down into the 50's mybe a dip into the upper 40's but thats just a night or two...

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    While this species can handle warm temperature during the growing season, it needs cooler winter months to bloom(in spring). Water it well during the warmer months but slightly drier(but not totally dry) in winter. Good light year round is a must for this one.

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    I now keep mine on the top of a vanda rack...it has begun to grow better. It is getting 95 degrees nearly every day and looks better than ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    I now keep mine on the top of a vanda rack...it has begun to grow better. It is getting 95 degrees nearly every day and looks better than ever.
    i know it seems crazy at first, but once you give em brutal sun and an ass ton of water they go crazy... took tina just 5 years to get from one p.bulb to the now 4-5foot wide/tall ball of max madness!

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