Maxillaria tenuifolia - this mostly red flower smells like coconut!

 Maxillaria tenuifolia ‘Jo Ann’
     These are commonly called “The Coconut Orchid” due to their fragrance. Native from Mexico to Costa Rica, they are tolerant of a wide range of temperatures—cool to warm growing. This makes them suitable for growing in most homes! If you read the “about the art” section of our website, you may have seen my question...we’ve often wondered what pollinator is attracted to the scent of coconut like that put off by Maxillaria tenuifolia. We’ve asked a few “experts” but have never found an answer. If you know, we’d love to hear from you!!!