Discribed: J. Lindley, 1837
Origin: Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica.
Synonym: Maxillaria tenuifolia, “Coconut Orchid”
Water: weekly watering. Mist regularly. Requires a cool dry winter rest.
Air humidity: 60-80%
Placement: Half shade + good ventilation.
Presentation: Flowering size plant in 10,5 cm pot.
Flowers: Few to many red flowers, about 3 to 3,5 cm in diameter. Easy flowering, even on a windowsill.
Flowering season: 4-7
Flowering time: +/- 4 weeks
Fragrance: Sweet scent (coconut)