One of the easiest orchids to care for, the species Maxillaria tenuifolia is native to an area from Mexico down to Honduras.
These summer bloomers (NOT in flower now) carry long lasting dark red flowers with a spotted lip that smell like coconut, and in fact this is often called The Coconut Orchid.
These are large, blooming size plants and we expect them to flower next summer. The blooms are an inch to an inch and a half wide and mature plants can have lots of them. One of the award winners (a mature plant) had more than 400 flowers at one time.
These like bright, indirect light, a temperature range of 65 to 85 degrees, and we fertilize ours once a week with a very weak orchid fertilizer. Water when almost dry.
These are in 4 inch pots and they have reached blooming size. The longest leaves are 10 to 12 inches or more. The first picture shows a typical flower; the second picture shows the kind of plant you are purchasing. We have a number of these and we'll pick out a nice one for you. We always ship the largest.
You can find cheaper ones, but you won't find better ones.
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Beautiful and healthy orchid! Much more than I expected!! Fast shipping and secure packing! Will definitely purchase from this store again. Thank you!
Mar 6, 2018 by fsubunnee
It's beautiful. My mother loves it. We can't wait till she blooms!
Jan 10, 2018 by devinjlaughlin
Beautifully packed and much larger than I expected! Looks very healthy. Thank you! Will order from again.
Jun 24, 2017 by tamischirch
Great quality and fast shipping! I highly recommend!