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Laelia sp., Laelia

Laelia sp.

Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Tropical Americas
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersBlue, lavender, purple flowersUnusual colorRed, crimson, vinous flowersAttracts 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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