Saturday, September 3, 2011

Laelia dayana 'Hartford' AM/AOS

Laelia dayana 'Hartford' AM/AOS - Flower photo by Richard LindbergLaelia dayana 'Hartford' AM/AOS - Plant photo by Richard LindbergLaelia dayana has bloomed. I am always happy to see flowers, but in this case, especially glad because I am unhappy with the flower picture I took last year. This time I was able to improve it quite a bit.

Laelia dayana grows in Brazil near Rio de Janeiro in a fairly broad range or altitudes, 1500-6000 feet. It is cool to warm growing blooms in summer. It does well mounted and needs a dry winter rest.

I got the plant from Steve Christoffersen two years ago and mounted it. It has done very well in my wet, bright and hot greenhouse. This plant is mounted on a 10x4-inch piece of cork bark and there are ten pseudobulbs.

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