Laelia anceps 'Irwins' AM/RHS x self

Laelia anceps 'Irwins' AM/RHS x self - 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 plant is in sphagnum over clay in a 5 1/2-inch clay pot. There are three pseudobulbs and it stands 9 inches above the pot.

08/25/2011 - Spike, Blog entry

05/15/2011 - Re-potted into clay/sphagnum.

08/05/2009 - Added to collection.

TRIBE: Epidendreae     SUBTRIBE: Laeliinae