Laelia purpurata carnea #69 x carnea 'Maria da Gloria'

Laelia purpurata carnea #69 x carnea 'Maria da Gloria' - Flower photo by Richard LindbergLaelia purpurata carnea #69 x carnea 'Maria da Gloria' - Flower photo by Richard LindbergLaelia purpurata carnea #69 x carnea 'Maria da Gloria' - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Laelia (L) has a few species in Mexico and parts of Central America.

Laelia purpurata grows in Brazil and needs a dry winter rest. It is fragrant, cool to hot growing and needs bright light. It can bloom any time from late spring into fall.

This plant is in sphagnum over peanuts in a 4 1/2-inch clay pot. There are two pseudobulbs and it stands 18 inches above the pot.

08/15/2011 - Re-potted in sphagnum/clay.

07/15/2008 - Added to collection as division of another plant.

TRIBE: Epidendreae     SUBTRIBE: Laeliinae