This weekend, I'm sharing some pics of my coconut orchid. If you've never heard of a coconut orchid, it's the orchid that coconuts comes from.
Just kidding! It's official name is Maxillaria tenuifolia. But the name coconut orchid comes from the incredible scent of its flowers. My entire dining room smells like coconut right now.
I bought this beauty at last year's Pacific Orchid Expo. The nursery that sold it to me said it was blooming size. So I waited. And waited. And waited. Finally, earlier this month (almost a year after I bought the plant), I saw the tell-tale buds. And this week, they started to bloom! They need to figure out a way for folks to download fragrances over the internet.