Laelia purpurata werckhauseri x schusteriana sib

Laelia purpurata werckhauseri x schusteriana sibLaelia purpurata werckhauseri x schusteriana sibLaelia purpurata werckhauseri x schusteriana sib - 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 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

10/19/2011 - Added to the collection from the Steve Christoffersen, Blog entry

TRIBE: Epidendreae     SUBTRIBE: Laeliinae