Maxillaria subulifolia - Terete-Leaf Orchid
Maxillaria subulifolia is a cascading, needle-leaf orchid indigenous to Costa Rica. Sometimes called "giant uncata," the leaves on this plant are surprisingly long for a miniature orchid! The leaves are thick and tubular, or terete, in shape. There are lots of variations and mutations within orchid species, and when this particular form of Maxillaria subulifolia blooms, the orchid grows pale, speckled, pinkish blooms close to the base of its leaves.
• Light: Medium to bright, indirect light.
• Water: Prefers frequent waterings (every 2-ish days in the summer), with slightly less frequency in the winter (every 2-4 days).
• Considerations: This orchid doesn't like temperatures over 85F.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Each mount measures approximately 6" - 8" long with a heavy wire hook. No two pieces are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality - expect this natural variation from the photos.
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