Laelia purpurata "Tipo" 5" IN SHEATH!!
Laelia purpurata "Tipo"
species - Brazil
These are large plants grown from captive seed here at Brookside. The term "Tipo" mean "Type" and refers to the typical form of this very variable species. Grown properly the plants can produce 5-7 flowers up to 7" across. They are long lasting and temperature tolerant to at least 40 degrees. They are said to have an anise scent.
This is actually a cross of the pink lipped variety called "carnea and the lavender-blue form called "werkhauseri"; all that have bloomed thus far have been "Tipo".
Laelia purpurata does best grown with bright indirect light. Water and fertilize regularly, but allow the plant to dry slightly between waterings. Ideally, night temperatures should be warm, but as noted, the plants will grow at substantially lower night temperatures. Day temperatures of 85 and above are fine but avoid the hottest direct rays of sunlight that can burn leaves especially those at perpendicular angles to the sun.
LIMITED! IN SHEATH NOW!
IMPORTANT NOTE: being in sheath is not a guarantee of blooming, nor of flower count or quality - these are seedlings and outcomes can vary. Sheaths are, however, a good indicator of blooms to come.