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Laelia purpurata v. striata

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    Cool Laelia purpurata v. striata

    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.

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    nice bloom as usual Connie.Laelia is the next one that i like to try

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_andreev View Post
    nice bloom as usual Connie.Laelia is the next one that i like to try
    I like them as they can take a very high level of sun and they aren't the hardest plants to bloom. Laelia look like they would be a fussier plant, but they truly aren't. I look forward to seeing which you choose to grow.

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    Thats beautiful. I'm waiting on my v carnea to bloom. It has 6 spikes but I have always preferred the darker colors to my boring carnea
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenyorl1 View Post
    Thats beautiful. I'm waiting on my v carnea to bloom. It has 6 spikes but I have always preferred the darker colors to my boring carnea
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    Aww...and I look longingly at pictures of the Carnea. lol I find the delicate colors to be so ethereal on the Laelia's. Maybe in a couple years if mine grows nicely we will be able to exchange a piece with each other and we will each then have both.

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    Done!!! I love your plant
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    Wow! beautiful bloom love that lip.

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    Good job on getting 4 flowers on one spike. Mine just start to bloom today, but I have only 2 buds each spike.

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    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?

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    [QUOTE=Cjcorner;359583]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?

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