Plant Care Variable Maxillaria

Variable Maxillaria


Maxillaria variabilis

How to care for Variable Maxillaria


How often to water your Variable Maxillaria

Water needs for Variable Maxillaria
0.5 cups
every 7

Variable Maxillaria needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Variable Maxillaria

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Variable Maxillaria in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Variable Maxillaria: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Variable Maxillaria may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Variable Maxillaria

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Variable Maxillaria: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Variable Maxillaria after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Variable Maxillaria

Variable Maxillaria

Variable Maxillaria

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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