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Minimum temps for Max variables

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Forrest, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    I am considering moving my Maxillaria variables out of the GH and into the atrium. I am wondering what the minimum temps this species can tolerate and still bloom well.

    Currently it probably sees about 55 as a low, maybe 52. My red clone is almost always in bloom, and my yellow is frequently in bloom.
     
  2. Alexis

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    I don't have a definitive answer, but my 2 clones hit mid-40s at least 5 times this winter, and they are still blooming. No signs of damage...
     
  3. Clark

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    I keep mine in the greenhouse at 58 - 60. It's loaded with flowers.
     
  4. Forrest

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    Thanks Alexis. I think that will work.

    Clark, you too, sorta.
     
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    What others said - Max variabilis can take 40s-50s without any problem. My yellow one is loaded with flowers now. I love the scent, which is not like anything else.
     
  6. Forrest

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    thanks. I will be moving them out in the spring. They are pretty much always in bloom for me in the GH, but I dont want to have them occupying that space anymore.