Laelia sp., Laelia

Laelia sp.

Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Tropical Americas
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterEpiphyte plantRed, crimson, vinous flowersUnusual colorBlue, lavender, purple flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Laelia is one of the most important and popular orchid genera, because of the beautiful flowers, their genetic properties and because they are fairly easy in culture.

Laelia species readily form hybrids within the genus, and with other genera, including Cattleya, Brassavola, and Rhyncholaelia as x Brassolaeliocattleya, x Laeliocattleya, x Sophrolaeliocattleya.

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