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my Maxillaria tenuifolia...i call her 'tina turner'

This is a discussion on my Maxillaria tenuifolia...i call her 'tina turner' within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; i bought this about 5-6 years ago...it was only about 2-3 psuedobulbs...many repottings later it ...

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    Default my Maxillaria tenuifolia...i call her 'tina turner'

    i bought this about 5-6 years ago...it was only about 2-3 psuedobulbs...many repottings later it has turned into this monster that has hundreds...HUNDREDS... of flowers right now...it has been the easiest orchid i have ever had and every year she does me proud...my entire balcony/apartment smells of sexy-cocoabutter-chocolate-popcorn (the usual 'it smells like coconut' just doesnt cut it for me)
    im super excited cuz i just found a new yellow flowered one and bought a tiny bit of it...let the repotting begin again!!!





    people have suggested i cut her in half...but im just going to keep giving her bigger baskets, even if i have to make them myself...

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    Stunning! Faithful plants deserve personal names, I've had a plant for 37 years I call Henry. - martha

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    Wow she IS massive, the flowers are gorgeous! Adding it to my list, thanks!

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    Wow!! Shane, that is absolutely magnificent!! I have two little flowers on mine, but can't wait to get some more. Let's see...five or six years? I can do it! In the meantime, I'm going to show mine the pictures of yours! Inspiration, you know....

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    I love this one, it's on my list. That is a HUGE plant!! Nice growing

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    nice job there!!!

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    Awesome! What is it planted in and what temps do you expose it to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakedaddy View Post
    Awesome! What is it planted in and what temps do you expose it to?
    Thanks! To be honesti know the basket has a random mix of moss, bark, tree fern bits and likely some soil...floor sweepings really, but most of the plant is growing on itself at this point...just keeps getting bigger! It get full blazing sun and temps 9-39, the low end not happening very much!
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    now that is massive! forget the blooms, its size is a showstopper on its own.....

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    What a amazing specimen plant! Hugh and with hundreds of scented, beautiful flowers. This orchid and you sir deserve all the superlatives in the world. AL

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