Friday, August 9, 2013

Laelia virens

Laelia virens - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe third plant I got at Santa Barbara Orchid Estate was a Laelia virens. All I really had to see was "grows in Brazil". A collection of just orchids from Brazil would be great.

Laelia virens grows in southeastern Brazil in shady foothill forests. It is cool growing and blooms in winter.

Since it is cool growing I may have a problem finding the right micro-climate, but I will try. It is a strong plant and ought to bloom this year. I am hoping for the best.


  1. Would love to have plant,been looking for one ,very nice

    1. SBOE no doubt has more. Check the website. Mine was only $25