Thursday, November 30, 2006

Winter Laelia

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!


At 11:24 a.m., Blogger Naomi @ WCOE said...

What a gorgeous plant, Sasha! Thanks for the pix. Definitely a splash of colour amid the white of last week ... do Laelias typically smell?

At 4:28 p.m., Blogger Sasha@WCOE said...

Actually I have found only a few of the Laelia's to have fragrance, the majority are without. I guess what the lack in smell they make up in color : ) This plant has no fragrance...

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