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Coconut Orchid blooming

This is a discussion on Coconut Orchid blooming within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hey guys, I recently saw some threads and pics of the Maxillaria tenufolia , and ...

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    Default Coconut Orchid blooming

    Hey guys, I recently saw some threads and pics of the Maxillaria tenufolia, and I thought I'd share mine with ya. It is currently in bloom, with about 25-30 flowers. The tenufolia is famous for its strong coconut scent, which just fills my house when the light shines through the window and hits the plant. I have mine hanging in a south facing window, where it gets medium-high to high light.
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    That's quite a show Derek and the coconut smell sure is a bonus.

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    Gosh, Derek! That is wonderful. Ours is so small still. I wish I would have purchased a larger division instead of growing such a small seedling. LOL Maybe someday it will grow up. haha..

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    Thanks Bruce, this guy is really putting on a show for me... I wouldn't about a small division though, mine has increased in size fairly quickly...so, I'm sure yours will grow up fast and bloom big soon. :-)

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    Awesome blooms, love the smell too. I hope I can get mine to bloom next year.

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    really nice derek!
    mine is about the same size and i dont get it to bloom. what the secret, colder nights, less water?
    mine gets direct sun in the afternoon and bulbs shrivel quickly, so i water every day.

    @bruce,
    they do grow rather fast and you can grow up with em!lol

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    Hey Ron, I think you could try giving it a resting period.... reducing both light exposure and water for a few weeks. Mine starts budding right after I cut water to it for a little while during the darkest weeks of winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navyderek View Post
    Hey Ron, I think you could try giving it a resting period.... reducing both light exposure and water for a few weeks. Mine starts budding right after I cut water to it for a little while during the darkest weeks of winter.
    thanks derek,
    will consider that.

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    Wow, makes me want to run out and get one. I am taking Bruce's comment to heart and looking for a larger plant. Well grown Derek, a great specimen that is obviously very happy in its home.

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