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Maxillariella tenuifolia

This is a discussion on Maxillariella tenuifolia within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; i just bought this, it arrived the very next day, and at the time i ...

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    i just bought this, it arrived the very next day, and at the time i did not notice any buds, then today, maybe 4 days later, it is flowering. and the scent is delicious. like 1970's coconut tanning butter. this was formerly Maxillaria tenuifolia.
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    Just saw another one. Ours is blooming too. Nice huge plant you have.

    cheers,
    BD

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    Isn't the scent lovely? Like the pot too.

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    Wow. thats a quite a specimen. Love the hosting pot. thanks for sharing

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    isn't the pot great? i have a lot of tribal masks and stuff, so it fits in here. i bought it a long time ago, and have yet to find the perfect plant for it. i wish i could find a way to hang it in something, but it is very heavy clay and has no hanging holes or notches at all to attach anything, just a single drain hole. i would like to place a hanging rat tail cactus (the golden looking one...) in it if i can find a way to hang it. the max will probably end up in a large sized wood basket soon. i am guessing when i repot this it will be tons of small plants shoved into one pot, my old one was the same way when i potted it up, it was many long chains of bulbs, but not all attached at the pot level. this is in a 6" pot now, so i will order an 8" basket with a cocoliner and add some small bark mix and tree fern fibers. i read this one does not do well in moss... if it is several chunks in the pot i am tempted to take a bit out and try it in my tree fern tree.

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    I miss the coconut smell so nice sadly cant bloom here as the temperature is the main factor here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    I miss the coconut smell so nice sadly cant bloom here as the temperature is the main factor here.
    Zainal what temps does it need because i have a division off a 2 feet across giant that flowered once in maybe 20 years...i would like to make mine flower one day SOON

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    still flowering. i'm guessing maybe 20 flowers or so, i kind of lost count. the scent is amazing. the flowers last a week or so each. we've been having nights in the 50f range. warm days 70's mostly. only references i see to getting flowers in mention trying more light. i've heard people have grown them outdoors here, and i plan on trying that, unless we have an unusually cold winter. but i don't see anyone mention temperatures to encourage blooming. mentions of needing 50f and up year round to 'be optimal' per one reference. i have also seen 'optimal' as 45f to 90f but i know it can handle short periods of hotter weather from experience already. it continued to bloom through a short heatwave.
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    Love it!

    I hope mine decides to flower soon.

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