Saturday, December 26, 2009

Don't try this at home.

Laelia anceps 'Mendenhall' AM/AOS - Flower photo by Richard LindbergLaelia anceps 'Mendenhall' AM/AOS - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThis is a one pseudobulb division from my Laelia anceps 'Mendenhall' AM/AOS. The rest of the plant was made into backbulb divisions. They were all potted in tightly packed sphagnum moss in plastic pots and put in very bright and warm conditions.

Laelia anceps grows well and blooms well in cultivation. 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 perhaps 100 backbulbs and small divisions of several Laelia anceps varieties. When this plant put up a spike I should have cut it off. Blooming takes quite a lot of energy.

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