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Maxillaria tenuifolia - update

This is a discussion on Maxillaria tenuifolia - update within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Here are some updated pictures of the Maxillaria tenuifolia in bloom. Interesting thing is that ...

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    Default Maxillaria tenuifolia - update

    Here are some updated pictures of the Maxillaria tenuifolia in bloom.

    Interesting thing is that the mother plant and all four smaller divisions bloomed at the same time.
    I only have pictures of the mother plant right now. The divisions look the same, only so much smaller





    The greenhouse smells like a coconut cake bakery.

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    Congrats, John!!! Gorgeous!!! And the smell of coconut cake bakery made me hungry!

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    Fantastic growing! my little seedling of this is now putting up 3 new growths so I am a happy camper. I hope one day it performs as well as yours. thank you for sharing it with us and I am hoping for that wonderful coconut scent on mine. My seedling is a tenuifolia 'red'

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    wow, looking good john!
    i recently got one of these and dont know much about it.
    how often do you water em?
    mine produces many babies but some bulb's are shriveling, lack of water?

    cheers

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    oh congrats on the blooms, i miss the smell of coconut. thanks for sharing.

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    Well done!
    I know I sound like a broken record but mine is getting really (REALLY) big, just repotted it it in a 7" pot.
    It's sending out a lot of new growths and not blooming, never did ...
    Lucky for me that I like the way the foliage look!
    What is the secret?

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    That looks so wonderful, John. You really grow some lovely plants. Nice work!!

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by walingwaling View Post
    wow, looking good john!
    i recently got one of these and dont know much about it.
    how often do you water em?
    mine produces many babies but some bulb's are shriveling, lack of water?

    cheers
    When you say babies, do you mean divisions that you removed from the mother plant? or just new pseudobulbs still growing on the main plant?

    I found that with divisions, the top most pseudobulbs will tend to shrivel and die out as the plant produces new growths near the base of the plant.
    I guess the plant is just reestablishing itself.

    If the shriveling pseudobulbs are on the main plant, then it could indicate lack of watering or humidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambert View Post
    Well done!
    I know I sound like a broken record but mine is getting really (REALLY) big, just repotted it it in a 7" pot.
    It's sending out a lot of new growths and not blooming, never did ...
    Lucky for me that I like the way the foliage look!
    What is the secret?
    Abundant foliage growth and no blooms is a very good indication that the plant is not getting enough light.
    I grow my maxillarias in high light, same light as the cattleyas are getting (4000-5000fc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by wetfeet101b View Post
    When you say babies, do you mean divisions that you removed from the mother plant? or just new pseudobulbs still growing on the main plant?

    I found that with divisions, the top most pseudobulbs will tend to shrivel and die out as the plant produces new growths near the base of the plant.
    I guess the plant is just reestablishing itself.

    If the shriveling pseudobulbs are on the main plant, then it could indicate lack of watering or humidity.
    hi john,
    i meant the pseudobulbs on the main plant, sorry.
    they dont totally shrivel, but more than the new one on the base, so i guess its normal, was just worrying.
    and you said you treat em like your cattleya's? wow, thats a lot of light, mine is hanging on the upper part of the awning, maybe not enough light then or too hot.
    i have my cattleyas out in full sunlight, dont think it would be a good idea for my max, or would they stand it?

    sorry for so many questions, its just my first max and i know those arent easy, so i give it my best shot.

    thanks john,

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