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Maxillaria variabilis var. red

This is a discussion on Maxillaria variabilis var. red within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This one is in my care for more than 4 years and it's regular bloomer:...

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    Default Maxillaria variabilis var. red

    This one is in my care for more than 4 years and it's regular bloomer:
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    very happy looking plant, again great photos

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    Love it! Very healthy plant and lovely blooms.

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    Yes Bill, you’re right. The orchid seems to be very healthy. Could you give some more information about the species ‘Maxillaria variabilis’?

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    Oh, I love it. So pretty, Branka.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eircsmith View Post
    Yes Bill, you’re right. The orchid seems to be very healthy. Could you give some more information about the species ‘Maxillaria variabilis’?
    Very nice Branka!

    Eric, It is a very easy to grow species of Maxillaria that hails from Central America. It is a cool to hot grower. It will bloom on and off throughout the year. There is a yellow colored one and this red, The red can be very variable depending on the clone. It can be almost black/red to a pink/red.

    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...ropupurea.html

    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...w-variety.html

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    Excellent photographs. Very pretty orchid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eircsmith View Post
    Yes Bill, you’re right. The orchid seems to be very healthy. Could you give some more information about the species ‘Maxillaria variabilis’?
    In addition, the plant is a miniature (with pseudobulb + leaf topping out under 6"). They are 'steppers' with each new pb developing a bit above the level of the last pb. As Ron mentioned, the darkest forms can appear purple to black. Mine with bright sun shining on the flower has red highlights:



    but in shade, the flowers appear black to dark purple.

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    Nice collection of this species you have Ron, atropurpurea is very interesting, I like the shape of the lip and the yellow variety is also beautiful - I have two varieties, the red one and yellow one:

    And Paul, yours is amazing, I'd like to have one like this, actually I'd like to have more varieties of this species.
    Some information about this species ‘Maxillaria variabilis’ have been already given by Ron and Paul, but there are some more:

    It comes from Central to South America where it grows from 500 to 2500 meters. As the name "variabilis" implies it comes in a numer of different variations, shape and color.

    It is a pretty easy to grow - it grows in a wide variety of conditions. Mine is potted and it grows in a little cooler condition (15-20 °C), humidity about 50%, lower light & slightly drier during the winter. It blooms constantly all year around on a short single flowered inflorescence, the most abundant in spring time. Flowers have pleasant smell, they are 1.5 cm wide and last quite long time.

    As I've already mentioned I have two varieties - the red one and the yellow one so I'd like to have one nearly black variety, and some more

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    Wow so many color variations wonderful I only familiar with red variety thanks for sharing.

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