Laelia anceps grows well and blooms well. It grows in Mexico and Honduras. It is warm to hot growing and needs a dry winter rest and bright light. If it is dry it can winter outside if there is no hard freeze.
I have divided my collection plant into 8 3 1/2-inch pots and 1 4-inch pot. How much sphagnum moss does it take to fill these nine pots? The answer is 20 liters. That seems like a lot but I cram every bit of sphagnum I can in the pot. They are very tight.
This plant had 17 pseudobulbs. I took some leads last year and decided to divide the rest of the plant. There were two leads and seven backbulb groupings. Not all of them will sprout, but most will. I will take the whole group to Sonoma where I can keep them dry and the light level is high.
The tightly packed sphagnum and high light levels work pretty well for growing Laelia anceps. When I water I get them soaking wet, then let it dry until the sphagnum is crispy.