Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Laelia sincorana, now reclassified as Cattleya sincorana is one of the smaller species in either Laelia or Cattleya 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.