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Maxillaria tenuifolia

This is a discussion on Maxillaria tenuifolia within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I got this for a really good price. I like the OS members sale table ...

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    Default Maxillaria tenuifolia

    I got this for a really good price. I like the OS members sale table alot.
    Reading about these, I wondered if I should trim it a bit and pot up some of the unruly pieces. Maybe after it (hopefully) blooms for me?
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    It is a beautiful orchid, Jason! Don't trim it; let it grow. What a show that will be when it blooms for you.

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    I just hope I can get it to bloom! I could not pass it up after I saw the price tag. This was being sold on a member table for less than vendors were selling a third of this plant for! I was tempted this morning to count the pseudobulbs, but decided against it. There are TONS of new ones starting out.

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    it is a beauty. I wish mine would hurry up and get this large. I can't wait to see this one bloom.

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    The Coconut Orchid ! I have seen a plant about the same size as yours in bloom it was spectacular. It was very pricey at a nursery here in Tampa. The smell was amazing. I hope this plants does rewards you with a bloom explosion. Have Fun,Rich

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    Very nice, Im with BD dont trim this baby.... I've had mine for about 2 years now and still nowhere as big as yours.

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    I've always wanted to try growing one of these, what's the culture like?

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    Thanks for giving my new baby so much attention! What I have read about the culture is that they prefer intermediate temps and almost cattleya light. Lots of water and decent humidity. That last one I am going to have to work on. I got this one for fifteen bucks. I thought it was a steal.

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    I treat mine like a terete vanda... full sun and lots of water and ferts... it flowered for me last year with only 2 blooms... this year im hoping for more...

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    Looks like a great buy at $15.00. Very healthy with plump pseudo bulbs and nice foliage. Impressive orchid. AL

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