Friday, March 27, 2015

Laelia sincorana

Laelia sincorana, now reclassified as Cattleya sincorana is one of the smaller species and a real jewel.  It is from Brazil and blooms here in the spring.  The round pseudobulbs with their leaves are 10 cm tall and the flowers the same size or a bit larger.  The flower spikes emerge from within the leaves just as the leaves begin to unfold and the flowers are usually born singly, though occasionally I get two flowers from a flower spike.  I grow the plant with the highest light I can give it in cool to intermediate temperatures and mounted on a piece of tree branch.


  1. Very beautiful !! I love sincorana!! Ron, how often do you water?

    1. Thanks, Valeriy. Your visit and comments are appreciated.

  2. Thank you for the beautiful pictures of this orchid