Plant Care Coconut Orchid

Coconut Orchid

Also known as

The Coconut Orchid


Maxillaria tenuifolia

How to care for Coconut Orchid


How often to water your Coconut Orchid

Water needs for Coconut Orchid
0.5 cups
every 7

Coconut Orchid needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Coconut Orchid

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Coconut Orchid in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Coconut Orchid: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Coconut Orchid may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Coconut Orchid in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Coconut Orchid

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Coconut Orchid: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Coconut Orchid after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Coconut Orchid

Coconut Orchid

Coconut Orchid

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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