Monday, September 27, 2010

Laelia perrinii

Laelia perrinii - Flower photo by Richard LindbergLaelia perrinii - Plant photo by Richard LindbergMy Laelia perrinii plant is in bloom. It was badly injured when I didn't cut back the watering quickly enough one year.

Laelia perrinii grows in Brazil and needs bright light. It is cool to warm growing and blooms from late summer into winter.

Since the plant was potted in rocks I thought I was protected from over watering. Rocks don't hold water, do they? It turns out that the DO hold water, and most important, keep the roots from getting dry. I lost a lot of roots that winter.

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