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Maxillaria reichenheimiana

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Jun 15, 2013.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Two views of a mounted plant. This one went a bit too long before remounting and there is some damage on the leaves. The flowers last quite well and it blooms more than once a year. This plant is from Peru.

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    spiro K. Well-Known Member

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    Great species!,and a well grown plant!
    Marni,I'm sure you know about the silver spots on this species' leaves.
    Its a waxy compound that sits on the surface, and you can scratch it off !
    I wouldn't do it of course!
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've tried; these spots don't scratch off. That is M pseudoreichenheimiana that you can scratch off and it comes from Colombia and Ecuador. M reichenheimiana is not as common in collections here, but it is widespread from Nicaragua to Peru and Venezuela and Guyana.
     
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    Beautiful plant !
    I didnĀ“t know for the difference between M pseudoreichenheimiana and M. reichenheimiana ! Thank you !
    Regards
     
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    I actually like the spots on the leaves. Do they get larger or more plentiful under different growing conditions?
     
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    nice one
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Not that I've noticed. I like the spots too.
     
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    Did the scratch test and adding "pseudo" to my label, thank you!
     
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    Very elegantly presented blooms.
     
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    Beautiful! How do you grow this one Marni?

    Edit: Whoops! Didn't realize this was an older thread!
     
  11. Marni

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    I did still grow it. I like it so much I have it in flask, but it isn't big enough to have spots. That's one of the things I'm interested in seeing is how old do they have to be to take on the adult characteristics. I grow this in intermediate conditions in moderate to moderately bright light, with year round water and dilute fertilizer. I grow one of them mounted on tree fern and the other is potted in fine bark mix in a plastic pot.
     
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    Hey Marni !
    I am going to try and grow this orchid :) finally found one!
    Just wondering do you let it dry out at all?in between watering or just moist
     
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    I water it so that it might approach dryness between waterings, but it doesn't dry out.
     
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    Thank you Marni for the info, as soon as i reed this i did go to my green house and did the scratch test and mine is a pseudoreichenheimiana which is really disappointing for me because i bought this plant as a reichenheimiana.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Now you know what to check for the next time.
     
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