Monday, April 12, 2010

Laelia anceps 'Wallbrunn' AM/AOS

Laelia anceps 'Wallbrunn' AM/AOSI didn't know I "needed" another Laelia anceps variety until I saw this Laelia anceps 'Wallbrunn' AM/AOS in bloom in Steve Christoffersen's greenhouse. The picture is pretty but doesn't do it justice. The flowers are a combination of large size, great shape and a wonderful color.

Laelia anceps 'Wallbrunn' AM/AOS - Plant photo by Richard LindbergLaelia 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.

This is not a large division but it is blooming size. I am expecting a spike at the end of the growing season in late fall. Another division is in bloom now so it may be the last of my anceps to bloom.

I don't want to know how many varieties of Laelia anceps I have. And there are more out there. I could build a whole collection based on just a single Laelia species. Who'd a thunk it?!


  1. Wallbrunn is a nice clone. My Wallbrunn x Helen clone is similar.

  2. I understand that it is used a lot as a parent.