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Laelia furfuracea

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Feb 3, 2011.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't bloom this every year, so if I even get one flower as I have this year I am happy. The flower hasn't opened as fully as in other years. It is a bit over 3" across. Warm and wet summers, cool, bright and dry winters.
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  2. dr_dmd

    dr_dmd The dr's out... in the greenhouse!

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    One of my favourites! Lovely pic!
     
  3. Brant

    Brant dazed

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    very pretty - well done

    that name though for some reason is just weird furfuracea
     
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    Lovely, Marni! I've had this species for a couple of years with no blooms, but yours gives me hope. How cool do you grow it in the winter?

    --Nat
     
  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nat, these days it is in a 45F minimum night, but has grown in 40F also. It used to be in 52F. I've had good bloomings and no bloomings in all three conditions. I think mid 50's would work, too. Dry and bright winter seems to work best. It gets some misting in the winter and is mounted on cork with no moss. The summers are warm days, cool nights and lots of water. It is much harder than anceps, autumnalis, gouldiana but way easier than speciosa.
     
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    It's beautiful, Marni!
     
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    Thanks Marni, your culture info is really helpful! Mine came to me as a rough-looking and mostly rootless division, so I guess the fact that it's grown and not died yet means I'm doing somewhat okay.

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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, folks.