Sunday, January 10, 2010

Laelia albida

Laelia albida - Flower photo by Richard LindbergLaelia albida - Plant photo by Richard LindbergI got this plant mounted several years ago. It was mounted on cork, had eight pseudobulbs and was in bloom. There was a slight pink blush on the flower and this time it is very white. The color difference is due to the light level.

Laelia albida grows in Mexico and needs a dry winter rest. It is cold to warm growing, fragrant and blooms in fall and winter.

There is algae on all but the newest pseudobulb. That is because it spent the first part of the summer way too wet and in the shade of other plants. I move it to a dryer and brighter location which is seems to like better.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Richard,
    Quick question...I have a Laelia Canariensis and was wondering the DETAILS of putting it in a pot or mounting it on cork...could you e-mail me at Thanks!