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Maxillariella tenufolia [Maxillaria] coconut orchid
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Fragrance of coconut or coppertone suntan lotion! 

Plants are flowering size divisions in 3" - 4" pots.


This species was originally described as Maxillaria tenufolia, due to taxonomic changes it is now Maxillariella tenuifolia.   Pseudobulbs are 1 1/2" - 2" long and topped by a single leaf.  Leaves are 8" - 12" long and 1/2" - 1" wide.  New growths form 1" - 3" above the previous growth.  As a result the plant will slowly grow upwards out of a pot.  Inflorescences are basal to the mature pseudobulb and are 1" long.  Inflorescences are single flowered but 1-3 can be produced per pseudobulb.  Individual flowers are 1" across.  Sepals and petals are red-bronze.  The labellum is white with large irregular red-bronze spots.   Flowers last 3-5 weeks.  This is a very easy plant to grow and flower.  Flowers are INCREDIBLY fragrant of coconut, hence the common name.  They can quickly grow into HUGE specimen plants in a few years.  Larger mature plants can be in flower all year long. These will grow well in Cattleya conditions.  Plants flower reliably May to June. 

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  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Easily my favorite!
I bought one of these in bloom at the Open House this year (2015), it sent out 2 more buds in early August, ANOTHER 2 blooms mid-August, and has just sent out yet ANOTHER bloom (September)!!! The 2 blooms from early August are starting to fade but are still hanging in there...all I can say about this plant is WOW!!! Can't recommend MORE highly!!!
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Posted by J Arquette
09/12/2015 - 11:54 AM
Beautiful plant!
Received my plant at the beginning of April- it now has 6 buds that will open any day now- lovely!
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04/20/2017 - 11:13 AM
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I am totally astonished by the incredible quality of the plants you shipped and the amazingly great and secure packing job you did. I am totally blown away- I never in my life received plants in such incredible condition. You made my day!
Mary L.

The Plants arrived in perfect condition and, as in the past, they exceed expectation. 
Addy A.

Just wanted to take the time to say thank you for allowing me to visit your greenhouse today. Your staff was over the top in knowledge and politness. I hope to return in the future- Cheers, Verne.

Thanks so much for putting together such a bomb ass company and for sharing such awesome specimens for the rest of us to geek out at. Cheers!  A very delighted gardner.
Dax Bennett @dax_dale

Nice size orchid that looks happy and healthy.  Delighted with my order.
Judy F.

Den. gonzalesii. Packaging was good.  Delighted with my order/
Judy F.

Customer service was fantastic! Shipping super fast and packaged beautifully.  ...a great experience.
Jonathan G.

The Phalaenopsis heiroglypica is lovely and arrived in perfect condition.  I appreciate the fact that its already in spike.  Please update me when the darker variety comes in so I can order it while it is in stock-- Addy A.   Maine

The orchid arrived quickly & well protected in it's package for the ride to my house. I appreciate the affordability of your company and am excited to be able to purchase exotic orchids not available in flower shops and other stores in my city. This is my 2nd Catt, & compared to my 1st purchased at another online site, I can see that ordering from Marlow's Orchids was a sure bet! My orchid's root system & foliage is the picture of health! Thank you Marlow's Orchids, youve got yourselves a fan- Andrea L.

I ordered an orchid for my father and called to make sure it could ship in winter weather ok.  I was very reassured and the orchid arrived in perfect condition on a cold December day.  The heat pack was still warm. This has been a great experience, beginning to end.  Martha

???Thanks for the great service. The orchid was extremely well packed and arrived unscathed.  I look forward to visiting your greenhouses sometime this winter.
Joe Maddi

I received the orchids today, all in really good condition. They were packaged great. I will definetly be a repeat customer. Thanks for the fast delivery.
John McMannus lll

???Beyond delighted with my latest addition! Gorgeous, healthy plant in bloom with a heavenly fragrance. A BIG thank you to Jim Marlow for always providing quality orchids!   Judith A.???

My experience at Marlow Orchids has been nothing short of excellent.  Jim has taken more than enough time to help me pick out orchids that are best suited for my environment, and is extremely knowledgable, and helpful. I recommend Marlow Orchids to anyone looking to start or add to a collection Jonathan Jones

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