Maxillaria Ben Berliner
(Maxillaria variabilis (gold) x tenuifolia aurea)
Our remake was made using the less common yellow forms of both species. As of last summer, we finally flowered our first plant and although not quite the yellow we expected, we love it anyway! Cute bronze-red flowers with a delicate yellow margin around the edges.
These will prefer cool to intermediate temperatures and damp feet. As they grow plants will become gorgeous specimens, suitable for baskets and hanging containers. Flowers will appear mostly in the early to mid spring but plants can freely show blooms throughout the year.
Growing Suggestions: We are currently growing these seedlings in containers with a light sphagnum moss blend. This allows constant humidity around the roots without leading to rotten or soggy conditions. Medium to bright light is best but plants must be kept in moderate temperatures to avoid leaf burn. Good airflow is a must for healthy foliage.
We are offering Blooming Size Plants growing in 5" plastic pots. These are ready for larger pots this season.
|Pot Size||5" pot|
|Plant type||Hybrid (seedling),|
|Expected First Flowering||These plants are expected to flower in the coming 12-18 months, in season|
|Light Requirements||Medium, Indirect Light|
|Size Expected at Maturity||Compact- Generally between 8”-12” in height, excluding flowers|
|Blooming Season||Winter, Spring, Summer, Various|
|Suitable for Windowsill or Under Artificial Lights||Yes|
|Temperature Requirements. (Based on Carter & Holmes Orchids recommendations for plant growth)||Cool Grower - - This plant prefers temperatures between 55-75 degrees. May not be suitable for year round warm climates or may require a cooled greenhouse.|
|Export Status||This item is not CITES approved and cannot be exported outside the United States, but Hawaii, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands are allowed,|