Laelia purpurata ('Giant' X rubra) 3"
Laelia purpurata ('Giant' X rubra)
species - Brazil
'Giant' is a "tipo", that is, it has the color of the type (first described) plant. Rubra is a highly colored flower. The results will be "tipo" but with better size and shape.
Laelia purpurata is an easy grower. Give it plenty of light (careful for hot direct sun) and regular water and fertilizer. In temperate areas it will grow outside - we grow them in a greenhouse that occasionally drops to 40 degrees at night. Of course they will also grow with warmer nights as well. They are vigorous and we would expect some will flower in 2 seasons.
Plant picture is coming.
NOT CURRENTLY IN FLOWER! LIMITED