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Maxillaria turkeliae 2 views

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Dec 11, 2008.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ecuadorian species, 30 points.


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  2. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Very nice! Is it fragrant? I/C grower? Tolerant of abuse? TIA!
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Now you are getting into questions that involve my memory, always a bit shaky. I think it is fragrant, but I wouldn't bet money on it. I know I've grown it at 50 minimum. I think I've also grown it cold, but I have to look and see if I left it in the cold house for the winter last year. Maybe it's age, maybe it's too many plants, but sometimes I lose track. It doesn't seem to be particularly difficult. The flower spike is upright and then curves at the top so the flower is upside down, but I don't think it is actually non-resupinate.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    A very pretty Maxi.

    You really want Karen to win that $100, don't you?:D
     
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    Very nice!!
     
  6. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    that is very nice Marni
     
  7. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I am enjoying the OI and Karen was good enough to invite me. So why not throw some points her way? I've only got a couple more.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Karen, I checked in the cold house this morning and I am growing it out there. Theoretical minimum night of 42. When I checked the min-max thermometer this morning it read 37. Clearly theory and reality have a little gap here. I haven't checked it for a week or so, so I don't know if that was last night. But the plant looks great and I'll be working on maintaining 42.
     
  9. Ron-NY

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    Marni it is stunning! Dale posted his not too long ago. Do you have a division list for that one? I would love to get on it. The fucata I got from you is doing well and bloomed for me.
     
  10. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    that is really nice
     
  11. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ron, I'll start a list just for you. This morning I divided a plant of it since it had been in chunk coconut for 2 years. The larger maxillarias seem to do well it it, but I don't trust it. By the time the snow melts, it should be established.
     
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    thank you! It will make a great birthday present to myself
     
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    That is stunning!