Coconut Delight

No, it is not a recipe for a dessert, Coconut Delight is the name I give this glamorous orchid. Its botanical name is Maxillaria tenuifolia and is native to Mexico. I call it Coconut Delight because the flowers smell of coconut.

it is also known as a rope orchid because of the papery covering on its pseudobulbs. It doesn’t grow in soil but in the BW’s special mix.

The flowers usually appear in time for Christmas but this year, because of the non existent summer, they are much later.

Yesterday actually reached 30c, the first time in 60 days.


5 thoughts on “Coconut Delight

  1. What a beauty! I have grown the common ones here, sometimes they last for a few years, but not forever, and curiously my dentist has masses on her windowsill 🙂

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