Common Name: Alaori's Laelia
Habitat: Brazil. Rare. Laelia alaorii is found in the State of Bahia where it grows in low mountain rain forests in southeastern Brazil.
Plant Size: Miniature. 3 to 4 inches (10 cm) high. The rhizome of Laelia alaorii creeps along and the pseudobulbs arch upwards. There is a single narrow dark green leaf.
Flower Size: 1 3/4 inches (4.35 cm)
Flower Description: Fragrant. Petals are broad and some clones do not fully open. The flower color ranges from white, light pink or lavender, and the lip may be yellow to cream. Each growth of Laelia alaorii produces only one flower.
Bloom Season: Blooms when a new growth matures which can be any time.
Growing Temperature: Intermediate to Warm
Additional Information: Laelia alaorii is uncommon in collections and was only described in the 1970s. Many people grow this species with ease. Provide bright light and average humidity and air circulation.
Synonyms: Hadrolaelia alaorii; Laelia alaorii f. dietliana; Sophronitis alaorii