Plant Care Variable Maxillaria
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Variable Maxillaria

Taxonomy

Maxillaria variabilis
Maxillaria

How to care for Variable Maxillaria

Water

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 located in Rochester, NY.

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
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Variable Maxillaria in Rochester, NY

Rochester, NY

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Growing Variable Maxillaria in Rochester right now

Light needs for plant Variable Maxillaria in Rochester, NY

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

June 16th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Rochester is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunlig…

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Light needs for plant Variable Maxillaria in Rochester, NY

Sunlight intensity will increase by 8.3% ☀️

June 15th, 2021

Rochester is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Rochester is expected to increase by 8.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 20.7 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Variable Maxillaria in Rochester, NY

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

June 16th, 2021

This month, Rochester is getting an average of 11.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 5.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 15.1 total hours of d…

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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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Rochester, NY ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Variable Maxillaria thrive 🌿!

Nutrients

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.

When to repot Variable Maxillaria

Nutrient needs for plant Variable Maxillaria in Rochester, NY

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

June 16th, 2021

The growing potential in Rochester is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any…

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Care Summary for Variable Maxillaria

Variable Maxillaria

Variable Maxillaria


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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