Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Maxillaria tenuifolia starting to bloom

Maxillaria tenuifolia - Photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Maxillaria (Max) contains 650 some species spread throughout the tropical and sub-tropical Americas. They have a single flower. Generally warm to hot growing.

Maxillaria tenuifolia grows in Mexico and northern Central America. It is cool to hot growing and very fragrant.

This plant picture is from two years ago. Right now my plant has a half dozen flowers but it is just getting warmed up and later it will put on a good show.

This species has a strong coconut fragrance but this particular plant has great flowers and less scent. This was a bit of a disappointment to me at first.

I have thought about taking pieces off the plant to sell but they are a dime a dozen on eBay and I don't really have the space.

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I have plants for sale on eBay.

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