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Maxillaria coccinea

This is a discussion on Maxillaria coccinea within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; There are lots of little Maxillarias which are really worth growing , although several I ...

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    There are lots of little Maxillarias which are really worth growing , although several I had have been shunted off into different genera - not all in the same one. But this little chap stays as a Max' - as far as I know...
    Superficially and in colour too, it is similar to Max. sophronites , but that is the colour and size etc of the flowers which misleads, and a look at the small hard bulbs of the latter, as compared to the much less obvious bulbs and almost extremely miniature cymbidium like growth here will easily distinguish ; OI hope to show this other species soon - it has been growing well and should produce its flowers by early summer..
    Flowers of this M.coccinea species are only about a centimetre across, but oh so freely given - about 20 buds and flowers this time, and the plant is not yet filling the No.6 basket I moved it into last summer. Will grow well in good light - coolish cattleya conditions, likes being sprayed all the time ( well most plants in baskets do I find ) , but needs a bit of shade to produce its flowers. Perhaps it would grow well in the shade too. I'm using straight medium bark as a compost.
    I enjoy it - I thinj you will too.

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    The color is outstanding...and your close-up, wow. Such rich color, and it looks so crystalline!

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    Regal beauty on these little gems. Such rich color!

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    Stunning red colour!

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    Gorgeous! Love the color...

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    Love the scarlet red!! Thanks for sharing Geoff.

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    What a charming bloomer, Geoff. The blooms may be small, but their color is big and vibrant - i wish I knew my Max. huntii would bloom like that.

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