Laelia anceps

Laelia anceps - Flower photo by Richard LindbergLaelia anceps - Flower photo by Richard LindbergLaelia anceps - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Laelia (L) has a few species in Mexico and parts of Central America.

Laelia anceps grows well and blooms well in cultivation. It grows in Mexico and Honduras. It is warm to hot growing, needs a dry winter rest and bright light. If it is dry it can winter outside if there is no hard freeze.

This backbulb division is potted in sphagnum over peanuts in a 3-inch clay pot. There are three pseudobulbs and stands four inches above the pot.

03/30/2011 - Re-potted in bark.

07/11/2009 - Backbulb division in sphagnum from collection plant.

TRIBE: Epidendreae     SUBTRIBE: Laeliinae