Sunday, February 27, 2011

Laelia anceps sanderiana

Laelia anceps sanderiana - Flower photo by Richard LindbergThe 2010-2011 blooming season has not been good for Laelia anceps flowers in my collection. There have only been a few that were big enough to bloom. I sold too many last year and most of the rest are still coming back from my aggressive division in 2009.

Laelia anceps sanderiana - 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.

I have been working over the past couple of weeks on getting all of those into bark. They are going to spend this year growing and it will be easier to control moisture level.

A construction project for this spring is for a covered area where Laelia anceps can grow outside and not get rained on. We have a good temperature range in Napa for growing Laelia anceps but our rain pattern is all wrong.


  1. Holy cow, that is gorgeous! I am thinking of trying to mount some anceps directly on an oak tree and on my arbor. On our very few, very cold nights I would string christmas lights to keep them from freezing.

  2. Gorgeous plant. Yes, anceps can sulk, (LOL) so I've learned to leave mine alone. I have all of mine potted up in hydroton. Hoping for a great anceps growing season for you.