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Maxallaria tenuifolia

This is a discussion on Maxallaria tenuifolia within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Was not expecting this after the cats finished with eating most of the plant! Miller...

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    Default Maxallaria tenuifolia

    Was not expecting this after the cats finished with eating most of the plant!

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    i read it smells like coconut. the cat probably thought its some kinda food? feel sorry bout this orchid but amazed at the same time.

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    Cute little flower

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    i have just ordered a big 6" pot of this (at a very good price, same or less than others are selling little 3" pots with only a few bulbs!!) and cannot wait to try and bloom it. i was given a division of one years ago, and it grew huge but only flowered a couple single flowers over the first summer. i was growing it indoors mostly, this time i will try outdoors where it will get some morning sun. i am wondering if it would do better in a clay pot, or in a wood basket. ah............ decisions, decisions! back when i last tried one of these, i had no cats, but boy did my cockatiels love this bushy grassy plant.

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    i grow mine outdoors in a basket. its my first so cant say which culture is better.


    Quote Originally Posted by coeruleo View Post
    i have just ordered a big 6" pot of this (at a very good price, same or less than others are selling little 3" pots with only a few bulbs!!) and cannot wait to try and bloom it. i was given a division of one years ago, and it grew huge but only flowered a couple single flowers over the first summer. i was growing it indoors mostly, this time i will try outdoors where it will get some morning sun. i am wondering if it would do better in a clay pot, or in a wood basket. ah............ decisions, decisions! back when i last tried one of these, i had no cats, but boy did my cockatiels love this bushy grassy plant.

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    well. that did not take long at all. i swear i didn't see any flower buds when it arrived overnight. but now it has several buds and 2 flowers open. the scent is so incredible.

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    Glad I'm not the only one that has cats that also love orchids!

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    Beautiful! Ours is blooming now too. I love the fragrance. I was so happy it survived the freeze.

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    Mine is also blooming. I grow it in a tree fern pot.

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    Yea, my bloom were a surprise as well. The just appeared one day or at least it seemed!

    Quote Originally Posted by coeruleo View Post
    well. that did not take long at all. i swear i didn't see any flower buds when it arrived overnight. but now it has several buds and 2 flowers open. the scent is so incredible.

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