Welcome to OrchidsForum.com. We are a friendly online community for Orchid Growers all over the world. If you haven't joined yet we invite you to register and join our community. Hope to see you on our forums!

Laelia speciosa

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, May 12, 2012.

Tags:
  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    13,833
    Likes Received:
    3,627
    Location:
    Santa Rosa, CA
    A Mexican species that can be a challenge to bloom. It needs a very dry rest in winter. The flower on this blooming is 6.5" tall. The tallest growth on the plant is 6"

    amarniturkel.com_oi_l.speciosa.8948.jpg
     
  2. Alexey

    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,066
    Likes Received:
    289
    Location:
    Vancouver Island, BC
    Flower-to-plant ratio of this Laelia is spectacular. Not too many photos are in Internet and have not seen photo of the potted plant. Looks like your plant is mounted also. Some kind of restrictions for pot culture?
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    13,833
    Likes Received:
    3,627
    Location:
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Alexey, I've got quite a few plants and they are all mounted, some on cork and a couple on tree fern. I've never seen one grown in a pot.
     
  4. JonP

    JonP all that Supporting Member

    Messages:
    844
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    Salinas
    That's really beautiful!
     
  5. gnathaniel

    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

    Messages:
    784
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    Athens GA, USA
    Fantastic, Marni! I've long admired this species.
     
  6. xmpraedicta

    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,747
    Likes Received:
    593
    Location:
    Saskatoon, SK
    Wow...great lip
     
  7. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,973
    Likes Received:
    125
    Fabulous photograph