Maxillaria picta

Maxillaria picta

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Maxillariinae
Genus: Maxillaria
Species: Max. picta
Binomial name
Maxillaria picta
Hook. 1832

Maxillaria picta is a species in the Maxillaria genus.


Plant blooms from winter to spring with a single 5 cm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant.


Plant is found in the Brazil and Argentina.


Plant can be grown in a fine bark medium, full sphagnum moss, or mounted on treefern or cork. Grow in cool to warm conditions with medium amounts of light. Water regularly and keep mix moist but not wet. Plant require semi-dry rest through the winter month.


Common Name: The Painted Maxillaria


  1. Maxillaria hoehnei Schltr. 1921
  2. Maxillaria kreysigii Hoffmanns. ex Regel 1856
  3. Maxillaria leucocheila Hoffmannsegg 1843;

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