Coconut Orchid (Maxillaria tenuifolia)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Maxillaria tenuifolia Accepted
Maxillariella tenuifolia Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 18 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Other: Blooms have the fragrance of Coconut.
Flower Color: Red
Other: Dark Red with spotted lip
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Division of pseudobulbs
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic


Discussion Threads about this plant
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I think you have enough plants! - Words from a spouse by CatherineC Nov 8, 2019 7:29 PM 47
Plumeria ID by zeeth Jun 3, 2019 2:59 PM 2
Our Orchid blooms in June 2019 🌸 by Ursula Jul 1, 2019 4:51 PM 386
Indoor plants recs for home with allergic pet by SIvy May 18, 2019 9:23 AM 4
What else do we grow in 2019! Thread 2 by drdawg Nov 17, 2019 7:13 PM 1,140
Our Orchid blooms in April 2019 🐣 by Ursula May 1, 2019 7:10 AM 316
Our Orchid blooms in February 2019 💕 by Ursula Mar 4, 2019 8:13 AM 252
Pets 2019 by luvsgrtdanes Nov 17, 2019 6:39 PM 1,612
Orchid HELP thread 🔎 by Ursula Nov 2, 2019 7:37 PM 287
Our Orchid blooms in August 2018 by Ursula Sep 1, 2018 7:07 AM 246

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