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Old 09-09-2019, 08:35 AM
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So I am really starting to get into Maxillarias and I am looking for some suggestions. I know the genus is huge, and covers a large geographical area at different elevations, so I am specifically looking for some of the more heat tolerant/warm-to-hot growers. Cool to hot growers could also works well for me since I could potentially leave them outdoors the majority of the year. I canít really provide a good diurnal range late June-September. However, I can provide super high humidity, lots of water, air movement, and cool or cold temps in the winter if needed (we rarely get freezing temps).

What I have that grows very well:
Maxillaria tenuifolia
Maxillaria variabilis (dark red and yellow varieties)
Maxillaria pseudoreichenheimiana

What I have that is newish, not really ideal for my temp range, but they were cheap, wanted to try them and are growing so far:
Maxillaria densa
Maxillaria elatior

Does anyone have any suggestions of some Maxís that I might be able to look for?
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Does anyone have any suggestions of some Maxís that I might be able to look for?
Consider Max. richii . I grow it in the greenhouse all year around - it could go outside in the warmer months, but no need to. Cute dusty rose-pink flowers with yellow lip, plant stays compact, blooms a couple of times a year over a month or so each time.

M. pseudoreichenheimiana and reichenheimiana prefer being on the warm side - looks like you already keep the former happy. Max. rufescens is also a warm grower. (Need to try this one again now that I have good water, the first one, that I had some years ago didn't make it... My RO unit is turning out to be quite expensive... the unit itself didn't cost much, but now I'm having success growing a lot of things that died in the past... so I need to buy lots more orchids. )
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The Max. richii is adorable! I like that itís compact too. Thanks for the suggestions
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