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Cattleya maxima

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Dave, Sep 28, 2010.

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  1. Dave

    Dave Active Member Supporting Member

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    The lowland form. Plant is just getting established - first blooming for me.
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  2. smwboxer

    smwboxer New Member

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    Nice :). I have the upland form that put on four new growths/sheaths this year. Keeping my fingers crossed for blooms this winter.
     
  3. This_guy_Bri

    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    i've had one for years, don't know if it's high or low land but mine won't bloom....
     
  4. smwboxer

    smwboxer New Member

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    You know by size. The upland's are much smaller than the very tall lowland plants. Figure out which you have as their culture is different.
     
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    Nice!! That's a good blooming for not being established! Give it some time and it'll put on an amazing show!

    C. maxima is one of my favorites- I love the unique shape and colorful lip.
     
  6. Dave

    Dave Active Member Supporting Member

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    more recent photo

    Thanks! The lowland form is taller and needs warmer temps than the upland form. The Chadwick article is good. http://www.chadwickorchids.com/maxima

    However, I grow upland and lowland together.

    Turns out the form improved a few days after original post. I like it.
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  7. Brant

    Brant dazed

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    later pic is awesome ..they are more open and the natural light presents the color so much nicer !!