Maxillaria picta

Maxillaria picta - Flower photo by Richard LindbergMaxillaria picta - Flower photo by Richard LindbergMaxillaria picta - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Maxillaria (Max) contains 650 some species spread throughout the tropical and sub-tropical Americas. They have a single flower. Generally warm to hot growing.

Maxillaria picta grows in Brazil and Argentina. It is a high light, cool to warm growing plant. It blooms in winter and spring and is fragrant.

This plant is in sphagnum over peanuts in a 4-inch plastic pot. There are fourteen pseudobulbs and stands nine inches above the pot.

03/29/2013 - Blooming, re-potted in sphagnum Blog entry.

03/29/2012 - Blooming, Blog entry.

03/27/2011 - Blooming, Blog entry.

TRIBE: Maxillareae     SUBTRIBE: Maxillariinae