Laelia purpurata werckhauseri x schusteriana sib
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 nice cross between two outstanding cultivars L. purpurata ardosia 'Equilab' x 'Schusteriana' should produce a lovely range of color types. Both parents are considered to be blue varieties, with the ardosia parent being of a 'werckhauseri' type and the Schusteriana of the 'aco' variety, or the violet blue strain.
03/01/2012 - Seedlings still all alive, Blog entry
10/21/2011 - Separated the seedlings, Blog entry
TRIBE: Epidendreae SUBTRIBE: Laeliinae