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Maxillaria tenuifolia

Orchid

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Features

  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourYellow red
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Maxillaria tenuifolia (Orchid). This species is a rhizomatous epiphytic orchid with narrowly linear leaves and strongly coconut scented flowers which are yellow mottled with red.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

C & S America

Interest and use

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilPeaty
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

All the species will vary in climate requirements. You will need to pot them in standard orchid compost and keep it moist all year. You can propagate by dividing clumps.

Propagation

You can propagate by dividing clumps.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to red spider mites, aphids and mealy bugs.

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