Saturday, December 12, 2015

Maxillaria tenuifolia

Maxillaria tenuifolia
Being one of the popular orchids for cultivation this maxillaria orchid also been one of my favorite for many years - it's very easy to look after and have the most amazing coconut scent.

In nature it grows in rain forests at low altitudes from Mexico to Nicaragua and hangs from tree trunks forming large clumps. It loves humid weather and in our climate it always blooms at the beginning of summer showing off it's beautiful red coconut scented blooms.

4 comments:

Ron said...

I can almost smell it. Hard not to love this one for is fragrance alone, but it's also so easy to grow.

Marijke Verdonk said...

You amaze me every post. What a beautiful orchids you are showing.
Have a wonderful sunday.

kevsorchids said...

I like this species. It is an easy grower for me, but I find it very hard to bloom.

klaraau01 said...

Thank you all for your comments and for sharing with me this coconut scented beauty