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Maxillaria Ben Berliner
Maxillaria Ben Berliner
Maxillaria tenuifolia aurea

Maxillaria Ben Berliner

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Maxillaria Ben Berliner

(Maxillaria variabilis (gold) x tenuifolia aurea)

Our remake was made using the less common yellow forms of both species. As of Summer 2020, we have 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 6" plastic pots. Since these prefer to be slightly overgrown before flowering it is best not to repot or disturb them for at least 12 months.

SKU 10166/60
Pot Size 6" pot
Alliance Other
Plant type Hybrid (seedling),
Bloom Color Bronze- Yellow
Expected First Flowering These plants are expected to flower in the coming 12 months, in season
Fragrant? Faintly Fragrant
Light Requirements Medium, Indirect Light
Size Expected at Maturity Compact- Generally between 8”-12” in height, excluding flowers
Blooming Season Winter, Spring, Various
Suitable for Windowsill or Under Artificial Lights no
Temperature Requirements. (Based on Carter & Holmes Orchids recommendations for plant growth)

Cool-Intermediate Grower- Prefers 55-85 with cooler night whenever possible

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,