We have had over two feet of snow on the coast and while I was digging out the driveway, a lone pink flower in my greenhouse was peaking out at me. I got this plant a while back when I made an order a nursery in the states that I forgot the name of. I actually ordered a Laelia rupestris but they made a mistake and gave me Laelia rubscens. I was pretty bumbed out about it till I got to know this plant. First off the flowers are beautiful! It is an easy grower and reliable bloomer as long as I give it a good couple months rest after flowering to the point when the psuedebulbs shrivel up. It has grown to a nice big speciman and I would never trade it back for the original plant I ordered!