Maxillaria tenuifolia 'Pacific Gold' 2.5" FS
Maxillaria tenuifolia 'Pacific Gold'
species - Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica
This is another color of the famous "Coconut Pie Orchid" so-called because of its fragrance. It grows in dappled light, in cool-warm temperatures. Here on the West Coast it can be grown outside much of the year. Water and feed Maxillaria tenuifolia regularly and then, as weather cools off and days become shorter give it a bit of a rest. It can be grown in pots or baskets, but is better suited for mounting on a suitable piece of cork, tree fern or other material. I've seen a single plant up to 5' long growing on a tree in Southern Mexico. Flowers are about 1.75" across and usually appear late Winter-Summer