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This is a discussion on Maxillaria tenuifolia within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Much better bloom this year then last and I am happy about that. Even with ...
Much better bloom this year then last and I am happy about that. Even with my sinuses I have to problem picking out the coconut scent! Once the blooms are done I am going to repot this in a wire basket.
That's a massive specimen of tenuifolia. Beautifully bloomed Jack.
Dang Jack! That plant is loaded with flowers! Gorgeous!
That's awesome Jack. I just bought one of these a month or two ago. It was a little dehydrated, but when it recovered, it put out a single flower. I'd love for mine to get as large as yours. Is that one plant or multiple plants?
Also, what's your light like? I see some people that say keep them in lower to moderate light and I see some people say to throw them out in full sun.
I think I might try to take off one of the bulbs and start a new plant. That way I can experiment without risking my plant. I've actually got two bulbs that probably need to come off anyway. They've popped roots outside the stem. One of them is the one that is flowering.
I do have a table on the front porch. It might get some direct early morning or late afternoon sunlight, but it's shaded and moderately bright besides that.
You're right about the heat, though. It gets miserable here. My truck thermometer always reads over 100deg when I crank it up in the afternoons. I've got some Native American blood, so I don't burn easily. I definitely can, but I tend to turn reddish and then it fades to brown as long as I don't over do it. It's really the humidity that's a killer, though. We went to Mexico on a cruise a few years ago and it was around or over 100deg, but it felt like maybe 80deg here.