Laelia duveenii

Habitat: Brazil. Laelia duveenii is found growing near Serra do Cipo in Diamantina. Rupicolous.

Plant Size: Small. The compact pseudobulbs of Laelia duveenii grow 3.5 cm tall and have a single 4-7 cm long leaf. Foliage is dark green with a reddish flush. The flower stalk grows 5-7 cm above the foliage.

Flower Size: Small

Flower Description: The flower of Laelia duveenii is fragrant unlike most other rupicolous Laelia species. Color is rosy lilac pink with a beautiful white throat. Flower texture is crystaline and the flowers glisten in good light. There are 2 to 4 flowers per flower spike.

Bloom Season: November

Growing Temperature: Cool, Intermediate

Additional Information: Laelia duveenii is a recent discovery from Brazil and will become more popular with time due to its compact habit and beautiful flowers. Grow in an inorganic potting media just like other rupicolous laelias.

Synonyms: None


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