Maxillaria schunkeana 2''
species - Brazil
Seen in regular light, the half-inch flowers of Maxillaria schunkeana look black, only with the flash of the camera does the deep maroon color become evident. This is a small plant that, grown properly, can become a multi-growth clump. Flowers occur in Winter in the northern hemisphere and peek out from the bases of the pseudobulbs.
This is an intermediate grower (60+ to 80 degrees night to day) that likes dappled light. Water to keep the roots just moist (i.e. not soggy) and add a liquid or water soluble fertilizer twice a month.
VERY LIMITED! NEAR BLOOMING SIZE, BUT NOT CURRENTLY IN BUD OR BLOOM!!!