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Orchid 'Maxillaria tenuifolia'

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Maxillaria tenuifolia
Not only the flowers, but also the leaves give the orchid Maxillaria tenuifolia its beautiful appearance. They are lime coloured, narrow, long and grow from thickened bulbs shaped like an almond. Maxillaria tenuifolia has a terracotta colour with a spotted white lip in the same colour. This orchid from Central America is easy to take care of and spreads a delicious coconut scent.
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Maxillaria tenuifolia
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Maxillaria tenuifolia
Plant type
flowering plant
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
10 cm
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
limited

Product info

Maxillaria tenuifolia is found in nature in Mexico, Honduras, Belize, El Salvador, Guatamala and Nicaragua growing on trees at altitudes up to 1.500 meters. The flowers of this orchid have a deep red colour, which give it a striking appearance. The lip is white with red spots, contrasting it beautifully. It is probably not surprising that Maxillaria tenuifolia is often called 'Coconut pie orchid'. Each flower stem carries one flower. The leaves grow from thick oval bulbs. They are quite fragile, but extremely beautiful.
Height:
5 cm
5 cm
Width:
5 cm
5 cm
Adult height:
40 cm
40 cm
Adult width:
10 cm
10 cm
Flower period:
All year
all year
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Flowering plant
flowering plant
Growth habit:
Climbing
climbing
Growth habit:
Epifytical
epifytical
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Araflora info:
Botanical
botanical
Properties:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
South America
South America
Altitude range:
0-1000 m
0-1000 m

Plant care

This orchid is relatively easy to take care of. With the proper humidity of at least 50% it is even possible to keep Maxillaria tenuifolia on your windowsill. The ideal temperature is around 22⁰C. During the night it should be slightly colder to stimulate the production of flowers. The temperature should never drop below 10⁰C or rise above 30⁰C. Maxillaria tenuifolia likes a light spot, but should be kept out of direct sunlight to prevent it from drying out. Airflow is very important to prevent infections and disease. Water the plant four to five times a week using rainwater or distilled water, to prevent the accumulation of minerals in the roots. During winter you should give the substrate time to dry in between watering sessions. Orchid-mix is a suitable substrate, but you can also attach Maxillaria tenuifolia to a piece of bark. You can find this and other components in our ‘Plant Accessories’ section. You can add plant nutrition every now and then. Old flowers can be cut from the plant.
Care:
Normal
normal
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
No direct sun
no direct sun
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Free draining mixture
free draining mixture
Watering tips:
Not standing in water
not standing in water
Water spraying:
Water spraying
water spraying
Maintenance:
Prune dead stalks
prune dead stalks
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Air humidity at day:
60-90%
60-90%
Air humidity at night:
70-100%
70-100%
Temperature max:
30 °C
30 °C
Temperature min:
15 °C
15 °C
Fertilize:
Low
low
Artificial light height:
10-30cm
10-30cm
Soil ph:
<5-7>
<5-7>
Soil type:
Open
open
 

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