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Maxillaria picta

This is a discussion on Maxillaria picta within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I went to a garden show here in Cali without any plans of buying this ...

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    Default Maxillaria picta

    I went to a garden show here in Cali without any plans of buying this particular orchid. I think I got it not because I like the flowers but because it's big and I really like the foliage. The cool thing about the vendor is, their plants can turn into specimen but the price is still the same as when the plant is still small. That being said I really believe I got a good deal for the price I paid.

    Oh, excuse the dog, he just like to get my attention and I can't get him to leave me alone.

    Thanks for looking
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    Nice plant!

    Nice dog too. Is it Lahsa Apso?

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    You are going to like the blooms. They are very, very fragrant and long lasting. Picta does grow very fast. Pretty much triples in size every year.

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    Nice going, Marissa.

    Quote Originally Posted by smwboxer View Post
    You are going to like the blooms. They are very, very fragrant and long lasting. Picta does grow very fast. Pretty much triples in size every year.
    Is this this one you mentioned in the other thread about being the most fragrant of the maxs?

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    Thank you all for the nice comments

    Quote Originally Posted by smwboxer View Post
    You are going to like the blooms. They are very, very fragrant and long lasting. Picta does grow very fast. Pretty much triples in size every year.
    I can't wait, the vendor said it just finished blooming. Right now it has 8 new leads and I'm planning to put in a bigger pot. Any advise on the culture? I plan on putting it outside where hopefully it can get morning sun and lots of indirect bright light.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom-19951 View Post
    Nice plant!

    Nice dog too. Is it Lahsa Apso?
    Thanks Tom, yes I think it's a mix Lhasa Apso. It's my friend's/landlord's dog but he thinks that he lives at my house and try to sneak in all the time and steals whatever he can get his paws on (socks, shirt, even underwear)

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    nice find marissa!
    i like the shot with the dog, looks like he is guarding the plant, hope he does!

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    What a beautiful orchid...I couldn't have passed it up either.

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    Thanks, Marrisa. I take that dog and your orchid anytime! J/K

    Serious though, that dog looks a lot like my dog Maggie(a pure Lahsa Apso).

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    Yea, I have never seen nor heard of a Max. that is more fragrant. The first time mine bloomed it only had 4 flowers and they scented the entire livingroom/dining room. Culture is pretty easy; Oncidium light, don't let it dry out too much and feed as you do any other plant. It's really a pretty easy/trouble-free plant.

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    Hi all and a belated Happy New year. We have been walking in the mountains in Madeira and we came across a house garden with some pots of Maxillaria picta. All of them in flower, on a very wet and cool day. The scent was overpowering! Amazing Orchid! we are now trying to track some down in the UK.

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