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Laelia purpurata v. striata

This is a discussion on Laelia purpurata v. striata within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Connie, that is beautiful. Love it....

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    Connie, that is beautiful. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coeruleo View Post
    i've been looking into laelias too, we can grow most (if not all) outdoors here in southern california, but not full sun all day. early am sun, or late pm sun, but mid-day they can burn here. i want a nice dark tenebrosa some day, but purpurata is my second choice. this has a nice amount of color on the petals, that's not so common?
    I think it depends on the cultivar. This one is certainly one of the nicer i've run across (and I am probably partial because it's on my porch lol)

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    [QUOTE=Katherine;359613]
    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    Okay, Happy Dance! This is the second blooming for this plant since I bought it. I didn't pay attention or I would have two spikes instead of one. Four flowers on one spike and they are looking stunning! Oh...one spike messed up because I had tied the leaves together and the new growing pbulb got kinked up, preventing the proper development of the buds.

    Truly stunning ! May i ask why you tie the leaves?
    This plant has very tall paddle like leaves and during the heat of the summer they can "fall over". It folds the leaf where it joins the pbulb over and prevents the plant from blooming at times. It also keeps them a little more manageable. I have a few plants that ramble all over the place and it's not only a space waster, it also allows bugs to hide and establish little colonies on leaves that are laying on top of other leaves.

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    beautiful, deserves more than a happy dance, maybe a happy parade, always stayed away from these because I thought they were fussy or cooler growing, if I ever get my growing area redesign finished I will try one of these

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    Laelias are among my favorite orchids and this one is simply magnificent---beautiful!

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    These are gorgeous blooms !!!!

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    WOW Connie! I love your Laelia purpurata. Nice growing and stunning blooms. You have so many orchids in bloom now. Bravo.

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