Mini Orchid – Cconut (Maxillaria tenuifolia) is one of those orchids that belongs in every collection. While small plants remain compact, it may also be grown into a specimen in a rather short period of time. The grasslike foliage makes an attractive houseplant even when not in flower. Being a widely distributed species, it is adaptable to a broad range of growing conditions. Also known as the “coconut orchid”, this Maxillaria will perfume the home or greenhouse with its coconut-scented flowers and delight family and visitors.
It grows at low elevations from Mexico to Costa Rica and is recognized by its long, thin leaves and deep red blooms. The Coconut Orchid draws its name from its distinctive scent and is propagated by dividing clumps of pseudobulbs into smaller separate plants. It needs bright, indirect sunlight to thrive. Light levels can range from lower levels appropriate for phalaenopsis orchids to those appropriate for sun-loving cattleyas.
Lighting : Medium to high Lighting, RGB preferred or windowsill
Watering : Drench once a week and light spray of water every 2 to 3 days : DOOA Wabi-Kusa mist preferred.
Planting : Attach to rocks or wood (Dooa Terra line, Terra tape, Epic plant glue)
Perfectly suited for Terrariums, Paludariums and Vivarium’s. The roots attach to wood and rocks easily by using the ADA DOOA Terra Tape and Terra line. They can also be potted but must have the correct grow medium, substrate and nutrients to be successful. We want your plant to thrive and become a favorite part of your home. Do research before purchasing and be sure to choose plants that are suitable for your intended environment so you will get the most out of your new addition. An important note: This is a Mini Orchid and is very small in size. This is what makes them so unique, please read up on the size of Mini orchids to avoid disappointment. These plants come from our very well known supplier of quality plants, Epic Aquatics.