Laelia Santa Barbara Sunset 'Showtime' HCC/AOS IN SPIKE NOW-LIMITED!! 4"
Laelia Santa Barbara Sunset 'Showtime'
(Ancibarina X anceps)
Registered in 1980 and very popular ever since, Laelia Santa Barbara Sunset grows much like Laelia anceps. That is, it is very cold tolerant (lows into the 40's) as well as able to withstand heat. Mounted on a suitable piece of wood (avoid ocean driftwood) or cork, Showtime is a compact and vigorous grower. Up to 5 stellate (starry) flowers, about 3.5" across are held on upright stems of 2 feet or more. Since this is 75% Laelia anceps, water much the same as you would this species, i.e. more heavily during warm months and less during cool ones remembering to pay closer attention to mounted plants. Avoid keeping the medium wet constantly.
These plants are in spike now for the first blooming.