Coconut Orchid

Coconut Orchid

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Maxillariella tenuifolia, also known as the coconut orchid or the fine-leaved Maxillaria, is a beautiful and unique species of orchid that is native to Central and South America. With its delicate, fragrant flowers that smell like coconut and its grass-like foliage, Maxillariella tenuifolia is a great choice for both orchid enthusiasts and beginners.

One of the most striking features of Maxillariella tenuifolia is its fragrant flowers that have a strong coconut scent. They are small and appear in clusters among the stems of the plant, usually in shades of yellow, orange, or red. The flowers lasts for several weeks, making it a great option for adding plenty of fragrance to your home.

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One of the best things about Maxillariella tenuifolia is that it is easy to care for. It prefers bright, indirect light and should be placed in an area that receives filtered light throughout the day. It can also handle a couple of hours of direct sun. Avoid placing too dark.

When it comes to watering, the coconut orchid should be kept consistently moist, but not waterlogged. It can handle slight drought but it's best to avoid them.

To maintain a good moisture level for the coconut orchids roots it prefers to be planted in a well-draining soil with good aeration. They can be grown in a wide variety of potting mediums, such as bark or coco fiber. Sphagnum moss might, however, retain too much water.

The coconut orchids is perfectly suitable for growing in a hanging basket, which allows its foliage to spill over the sides. It can also be grown in a pot, but make sure it has good drainage.


Another great feature of Maxillariella tenuifolia is that it has grass-looking foliage which makes it look good even when it's not in flower. This means that it can be enjoyed all year round, not just when it blooms. This is a great feature since it can be rather difficult to get it to re-bloom again. It needs perfect conditions to be able to promote flowers. It is a Spring flowering orchid but it needs plenty of ample light and be pampered to finally reward you with flowers.

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