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Laelia anceps


Mountain Orchid
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Laelia anceps
Principal Common Name Orchid
Common Name(s) Mountain Orchid
Description This is a medium sized, hot to warm growing orchid species with with ovate-oblong, compressed, edges acute, flattened-sides ribbed pseudobulbs carrying 1 or rarely 2, apical, oblong-lanceolate, leathery, acute leaves. 2 ft. It has flower spikes each with clusters of 2 to 5 flowers, and very showy 4" to 5" blooms.
General Comments One of the hardiest for cold tolerance of any of the Cattleya alliance. It is a very vigorous grower able to withstand temperatures between freezing up to as hot as 100 degrees.
Nativity Mexico, C. America
Height Range 0 - 28 IN
Spread Range 0 - 0
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Medium Green
Leaf Texture Leathery : Thick
Form Epiphyte
Flower Color Blue : Lavender : Lavender-blue : Lavender-purple : Purple : White
Flower Time Jan : Nov : Dec : Fall
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Filtered Light : Partial Shade : Light Shade
Soil Preferences Mounted on Bark : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium : Sparse
Outstanding Features Color : Flavor

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