Maxillaria tenuifolia – Coconut fragrance!

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  • Regular price $35.00

Maxillaria tenuifolia  belongs in every orchid collection. The coconut-scented flowers are oxblood red with speckled lip, and the tall thin leaves make it an attractive houseplant even when not in flower. Found from Mexico to Costa Rica, it is adaptable to a broad range of growing conditions. It prefers warm to intermediate temperatures and bright to intermediate light; while it can be grown will less light, like a Phalaenopsis, it may need more light to bloom.
Water and fertilize along with your other orchids every week or two using a half strength solution of balanced fertilizer. Plants should not be watered again until dry, or just approaching dry, and water less during the Winter. Small plants remain compact, but it may also be grown into a specimen in a fairly short time. This is an orchid for both amateur and advanced growers!

Pot Size: 3” pot

Blooming Size: bloom in early Spring
Fragrant: YES, Coconut fragrance
Temp: Intermediate to warm (50º-80º)

Light: Bright-Medium (filtered)

Watering: Let almost dry between watering (dryer during winter)

Humidity: Medium-High

Air Circulation: good air movement

Shipping Policy

  • Read the description very carefully before you purchase. Due to the sensitive nature of orchids, there are no refunds or returns when plants leave our nursery.
  • You must let us know if you have special shipping needs, such as including a heat pack.
  • Plants are packed carefully, but we cannot guarantee flowers, buds, sheaths or spikes once the plant leaves the nursery.
  • We offer local pick up at the nursery in San Jose.
  • We ship within the US; outside the US by arrangement only.
  • We usually ship on Monday – Tuesday.
  • If an order is received after 9:00 AM PST Monday, we may ship the item the following Monday.
  • We normally ship by Priority USPS; or FedEx or UPS for large boxes.
  • We will combine shipping where possible; some orders may be in multiple boxes.
  • Plant may or may not ship with flowers.
  • We cannot guarantee a delivery gets to a specific address in the time frame requested due to current shipping conditions.
  • Time to arrival/delivery quotes are generated by USPS, Fed Ex, UPS, not Orchid Design. Also keep in mind the package will not travel in a direct route but rather from one shipping hub to another.
  • If damage occurs in shipping and you want to file a claim with USPS, FedEx, or UPS, it is your responsibility to file a claim.

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