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Maxillaria gracilis

This is a discussion on Maxillaria gracilis within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hello! I bought this one two years ago from a German vendor. It suffered a ...

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    Default Maxillaria gracilis

    Hello!

    I bought this one two years ago from a German vendor. It suffered a massive mealybug attack after I got it (together with mealybugs ) and I managed to save it.
    Last year it had 3 flowers, this year 15+!

    I grow it intermediate in a small pot with medium light.







    Best regards, t.

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    I love it when the bugs lose....great job too...this ones a pretty and colorful one!

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    Good job with this. I assume that eventually this will be one big specimen plant with a lot of blooms. AL

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    I like the dark edging to the petals.

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    That's a beautifully bloomed plant. Love the spotted flowers.

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    Thank you all!

    AL I'm hoping that too!

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    Love how the orchid blooms our outlined with a darker hue. So pretty. Glad your orchid survived the mealybugs!

    Cheers,
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    Wow - 3 flowers last year; 5-fold to 15 this year, obviously that plant is thanking you for taking such good care of it! The flowers are darling!

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    i picked up a little one of these couple of months ago but didnt know the proper name for it...just made a mental note that it was "the yellow maxillaria"...do they have the same smell or is it any different from the tenuifolia? that would be extra cool if they had a different smell!! and thank goodness you kicked them mealybugs in the ass!!! well on your way to a massive show plant!!

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    Very lovely plant, and congrats on winning the bug battle!

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