Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Laelia autumnalis var atrorubens

Laelia autumnalis var atrorubens - Flower photo by Richard LindbergLaelia autumnalis var atrorubens - Plant photo by Richard LindbergI got this Laelia autumnalis this past spring. I forgot to catalog it so I don't know the date but I guess "spring" is close enough. I was the beneficiary of a collection down-sizing.

Laelia autumnalis grows in southern Mexico. It is fragrant, cold to warm growing, blooming in the fall.

This plant is mounted on a 9x6-inch piece of cork bark. There are six pseudobulbs. The spike is 24" long and there are two flowers with a third blasted bud. A well grown plant will have several flowers. Maybe next year!

1 comment:

  1. Very nice and delicate flower on this laelia, hope next year it will have abundance of blooms.