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Laelia kleberi

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by ZWUM, Apr 25, 2014.

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  1. ZWUM

    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    It's darker pink in person. First time I've bloomed this one. It was imported from Brazil. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1398432002.783783.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1398432021.784313.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1398432047.320067.jpg
     
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    Beautiful! Red the leaves tinted red supper cuteā™„
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice growing, Zach. What is your growing media and watering schedule? Is this in full sun?
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    That is a very nice rupiculous Laelia. Short stem, full flower. I grow a lot of these, but I don't have this species. Add it to the list!
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Very cute! :)
     
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    Wonderful flower. I am interested in hearing about your culture too.
     
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    Thanks! I have had this for a few years and this is the first bloom. I give it the brightest light I can which is full sun until mid afternoon then it's in bright shade the rest of the day. I keep the media moist when I see active growth. I flood the pot about every other day maybe every third day. When there isn't any active growth I keep it on the drier side maybe water once a week. I think the trick is a big swing in temps. It's experienced 80's during the day down to 48 at night. I think that's what triggered the bloom. It's in a fine bark mix and has never been reported.
     
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    Repotted*
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Zach.
     
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    Love that shade of pink!
     
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    That is a very beautiful plant, very good photography. I have several rupicolous Laelia, like wpinnix, I don't have this one--another obscure plant to add to the list!
     
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    Very nice, Zach! Mine was almost dead, but it finally started to recover from the importation last month. It will be for a while to see the flower, though. Thank you for the tip about the diurnal temperature change.
     
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    Really pretty!
     
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    Very nice, Zach. I really like this one!


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    Very nice! Now I can't wait for mine to bloom!
     
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    Wow, interesting color pattern!
     
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    Thanks guys!