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Laelia anceps 'Irwin's' AM/AOS

This is a discussion on Laelia anceps 'Irwin's' AM/AOS within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I have read that this one is an old variety of L.anceps and that the ...

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    Default Laelia anceps 'Irwin's' AM/AOS

    I have read that this one is an old variety of L.anceps and that the plant is temperature tolerant. I cannot say for sure about cold weather because I never let my plants endure temperatures below 50 or even 55F, but this Laelia is certainly heat tolerant. 100F is not a problem. It is blooming for me 1st time. I purchased the plant about one year ago.

    The spike without flowers is 21" long





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    And spikes like that are why I don't grow any anceps.

    Lovely flowers!

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    Absolutely beautiful! I love those tall Laelia anceps but I haven't had much luck with them. I had three and managed to kill two of them. The one I have left never blooms. I think I'll mount it like you have your's. Good growing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    And spikes like that are why I don't grow any anceps.

    Lovely flowers!
    Thank you Pavel!
    Actually, the spike is not so big... it can grow 4' long :-)) .

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    Quote Originally Posted by tucker85 View Post
    Absolutely beautiful! I love those tall Laelia anceps but I haven't had much luck with them. I had three and managed to kill two of them. The one I have left never blooms. I think I'll mount it like you have your's. Good growing.
    Thank you,
    I think this Laelia prefers to be mounted. It likes to dry completely between waterings. Since we have a high humidity here in Florida, it does not get too dry, either.

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    That's gorgeous!!!

    Tucker, all of my Laelias are potted in 100% Hydroton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nataliwind View Post
    Thank you,
    I think this Laelia prefers to be mounted. It likes to dry completely between waterings. Since we have a high humidity here in Florida, it does not get too dry, either.
    Yep, a general rule here is cool and dry. I leave mine for a month between watering, and it stays around 10C

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    That looks like a big flower for anceps - or you have really tiny hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orcoholic View Post
    That looks like a big flower for anceps - or you have really tiny hands.
    Well it is a variety, so there is a possibility the blooms are larger than the original species....
    Last edited by kiwiorchids; October 10th, 2011 at 08:17 PM.

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    L. anceps 'Irwin's' is the largest flower in AOS awards, nearly 6" (although not tetraploid). For me the length of the inflorescence is not as much of a problem as the rhizome length. I grow it potted, and it will quickly outgrow the pot (though the plant doesn't seem to mind).

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