Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Laelia perrinii

Laelia perrinii - Flower photo by Richard LindbergThis Laelia perrinii has a history. I got two of them, this one and a coerulea at the SFOS member sale table several years ago. Laelia perrinii - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThey bloomed once and then went into a decline largely due to this change in fall watering I have been going on about. At one point they were bits of plant barely alive.

Laelia perrinii coerulea - Flower photo by Richard LindbergLaelia perrinii grows in Brazil and needs bright light. It is cool to warm growing and blooms from late summer into winter. This plant is in sphagnum over peanuts in a 4 1/2-inch clay pot. There are six pseudobulbs and the plant stands nine inches above the pot.

I traded the second plant when it was in very bad condition and felt guilty about it. In hindsight, I should have kept it. It had a very nice blush on the petals.

1 comment:

  1. That coerulea bloom is a spectacular, I envy the variety you have access to in the US.