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Laelia anceps easy to grow and fragrant or not?

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    Default Laelia anceps easy to grow and fragrant or not?

    Can anyone DISPEL the misinformation I'm getting from orchid books?

    In "Easy Orchids: The Fail-Safe Guide to Growing Orchids Indoors," Liz Johnson lists Laelia anceps as an easy orchid for beginners. She claims it tolerates a wide temperature range, and needs only "good, indirect light." She even says it has a "fragrance."

    Yet today, when I contacted 2 noted growers they both said it's an OUTDOOR orchid with NO FRAGRANCE.

    I would appreciate comments from someone who's worked with this plant. Also, any recommendations for an orchid that can thrive in an east- or south-facing window, and that has a pleasant fragrance would be welcome.

    Thank you in advance.

    Romulus

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    In my south bow window, I have a Blc. Frank Lloyd Wright 'May Day' that has an evening fragrance of lilac. There's one for your list!

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    Thank you, Cindi.

    Romulus

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    Hey, Romulus, nice avatar!

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