Coconut Pie Orchid, Delicate Leaved Maxillaria Orchid, Chocolate Orchid

Maxillaria tenuifolia

Orchidaceae

Coconut Pie Orchid, Delicate Leaved Maxillaria Orchid, Chocolate Orchid
In mid spring dark brownish-red 1-1/2" wide flowers are produced which are scented of coconut or chocolate (depending on the nose). The Coconut Pie Orchid is an easy to grow tropical with narrow dark green grassy foliage. It prefers some cool direct sunlight for optimum health and flowering like in an east facing window. Provide medium to high humidity. Easy and reliable m. 2-3 flowering size plants per pot.

The Coconut Pie ( or Chocolate Orchid as we have known it) does well in a quality medium to small orchid bark or it can be mixed with volcanic rock or expanded clay or shale aggregate to extend the life of the soil. It prefers slightly more moisture when in growth and can be allowed to go slightly drier when in dormancy from late fall through winter. Use a saucer filled with rock and water to help maintain humidity when grown indoors or in low humidity areas. 

Grows To: 8-12"H x 12-16"W

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10,11

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Outdoor Light: Cool sunlight like early AM or very late afternoon

Indoor Light: Cool direct sunlight like in an easy facing window

Soil & Moisture: Orchid bark or a mix of orchid bark and volcanic rock or hadite (expanded shale aggregate)

Fertilizing: When in growth using a half strength Orchid fertilizer 1-2 times per month..

Native To / Origin: Central America

See our Planting A New Plant, How To, and General Growing Guide for basic planting, potting, and watering instructions

Container Size: 2.25 inch / 6 fl.oz. / 177 ml

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