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Maxillaria cucullata

This is a discussion on Maxillaria cucullata within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by Elena Ron, do you have Max schunkeana? I recently got one (also ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    Ron, do you have Max schunkeana? I recently got one (also turning into a Max addict) and would love some culture tips.
    I don't but it is one I have admired. I grow the majority of my Maxillaria with similar cutlture and that would be similar to growing a Paph I grow them in a moisture retentive medium in bright light but 60% shadecloth and in the winter mine get some late afternoon sun. I don't believe that is one of the cool growers , so intermediate would be fine

    Jay's site says: "Found in Espiritu Santo State, Brazil in the coastal Atlantic rainforest at elevations of 600 to 700 meters, growing as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with fusiform-cylindric pseudobulbs enveloped basally by deciduous leaf sheaths carrying 2, apical, erect, linear, conduplicate leaves and blooms in the summer in Brazil on a basal, short, single flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and holding the flower at pseudobulb height."

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    Thanks Ron. You are right, the label says intermediate temps but it's the light levels that I'm never quite sure about. Bright light it is then.

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    Many Maxillaria species that call for low light, I have found don't bloom well or at all in low light. I keep them all bright now, some shaded from the western exposure by plants in front of them.

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