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Laelia Rubescens v. Semi alba

This is a discussion on Laelia Rubescens v. Semi alba within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I got this one as an bare root division last March. It was supposed to ...

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    Default Laelia Rubescens v. Semi alba

    I got this one as an bare root division last March. It was supposed to be alba but not disappointed. I know its used as a landscape plant in warmer climes but very happy with its 1st year. Right now there are 4 spikes with 18 flowers and buds. I've read that it needs a rest after flowering. Can anyone tell me how long and how extreme?
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    Nicely done for only 9 months. Dry winter rest after blooming is required.

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    Looks very nice. Thanks for sharing. Rest Typically is till when new pseudobulbs are starting to grow. I had mine in spike but a new pest ate the spike. the new pest is a rat family. it seems to be chewing away all new buds and roots of many of my collection. I am trying ways to control but is difficult

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    Such delicate flowers and a beautiful healthy plant!

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    Looks very nice. Thanks for sharing. Rest Typically is till when new pseudobulbs are starting to grow. I had mine in spike but a new pest ate the spike. the new pest is a rat family. it seems to be chewing away all new buds and roots of many of my collection. I am trying ways to control but is difficult
    Isn't that heart breaking when that happens! I have a dendrobium aggregatum that after 3 years finally spiked for me and then I believe a squirrel ate the buds! Two years later now it has spiked twice in the spring but I bring it on my screened in porch as soon as I see it begin to spike so nothing eats it.

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    Great blooming, bravo.

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