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Maxillaria porphyrostele

This is a discussion on Maxillaria porphyrostele within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is a species that hails from Brazil. I grow it in bark mix and ...

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    Default Maxillaria porphyrostele

    This is a species that hails from Brazil. I grow it in bark mix and fairly bright. It has a very nice sweet fragrance
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    That looks like a cymbidium enclosed in another flower. Cool!! The yellow is great on this one...
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    Very nice, Ron. Is it a few years old?

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    wonderful flowers.

    My don´t want to bloom

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    Very cool. Gotta love those Maxillarias.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeW View Post
    Very nice, Ron. Is it a few years old?
    It took me quite a few years to finally get this one to bloom. I think it has been in my collection for 5 years and this is the first blooming

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    It is really something special. Does the bloom open up more, or stay curved like this. I like the curve.

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    That is gorgeous!

    I assumed at first that the plant must have an interesting vascular cylinder, but after looking it up the name actually refers to the flower -

    porphyro = purple

    stele = a stone or wooden slab, generally taller than it is wide, erected for funerals or commemorative purposes

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    Hello Ron,

    than I must be waiting for.

    My is warm on the windowsill and dry out between waterings.
    In summer on the balcony with lower nightcooling.

    What remains to be done better ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    That is gorgeous!

    I assumed at first that the plant must have an interesting vascular cylinder, but after looking it up the name actually refers to the flower -

    porphyro = purple

    stele = a stone or wooden slab, generally taller than it is wide, erected for funerals or commemorative purposes
    The column is purple and that is where the name came from

    Bruce it stays curved.

    Andrea...I have increased the light every year...and this year must have gotten it correct. Bright light with some filtered sun. about 3 feet from the west wall of the greenhouse

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