Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu



Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.


Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
Members O.C.D. Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #1  
Unread 05-22-2011, 06:47 PM
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Age: 17
Posts: 132
Male
Default Laelia Anceps Culture

At my local orchid show there was a bear root Laelia Anceps for 5 dollars. It had 6 pseudobulbs and I cut the very last one off for a backbulb. It had a nice eye and I thought it would be a nice backbulb to try to regenerate. My two questionations are: What is the culture for this plant (preferably light, water, humidity, medium, can I put it outside for the summer, and does it need a rest period)? And how do I get this backbulb to regenerate?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Unread 05-22-2011, 07:03 PM
dounoharm's Avatar
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Zone: 7a
Location: mid west usa
Posts: 2,902
Default

when cutting backbulbs off laelia and other catt types, i always leave at least 3 good ones maybe more...with only one you will be hard pressed to get a strong growth from just one without having it in a greenhouse....laelias like hard media, a good strong bark with plenty of charcoal and perlite....lots of light, and plenty of water then dry completly out....gl
__________________
HUG YOUR LOVED ONES DAILY!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 05-22-2011, 11:30 PM
keithrs's Avatar
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2010
Zone: 9b
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 613
Male
Default

I have several in my collection..... All but one of them is mounted. The one I have potted is in hydroton mixed with 25% higromight in a shallow 8" clay pot. I have them under 30% shade cloth because the sun is intense in the summer here. I adjust my watering based on weather, but 1-3X a week should be fine as long as the roots dry out. Like with all orchids... 40% or higher humidity. I leave mine outside all year round but rarely water in winter just because of the rain. You can reduce watering when not growing but rest period is not needed.

I like these media mixture very much because you don't have to repot ever!!!! You just put the whole plant and pot into one size bigger pot but don't add any mix once you get to a 4 1/2" pot, The roots will go around the pots. These save you on disease problems in the future. I have some catts in rock but I'm slowly switching over. You can use plastic or clay pots...... Your choice!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread 05-23-2011, 12:35 AM
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Zone: 10a
Location: Miami, Florida
Posts: 1,720
Female
Default

I have quite a few Laelia anceps. I grow them in 100% hydroton and in clay pots.

umm....Light....bright light but make sure not full sun, otherwise the leaves will scorch/burn. I water mine depending on the season: Summer/spring 3x a week at least, if not more. During rainy season--I don't touch my plants; and usually bring them in for a one-two week hard drying period so I don't get any infestation or fungus, etc. Then they go back out and I repeat this if I see too much continuous rain. During the winter--I hardly water--maybe once a week. I left them out in the cold last year when it got down to the 20's here and they were perfectly fine. So, they live outdoors the entire year.
__________________
M~


Please sir, I want some more!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Laelia anceps (multiple var.) RobS Cattleya Alliance 4 03-02-2011 07:06 AM
Maria's SBOE picks for October. :) peeweelovesbooks Orchid Lounge 7 09-25-2010 02:46 PM
Laelia anceps culture help Call_Me_Bob Beginner Discussion 3 05-13-2010 12:37 AM
Laelia anceps var. guerrero peeweelovesbooks Cattleya Alliance 6 11-18-2009 03:57 PM
Newly updated orchid growing list!! share yours!! peeweelovesbooks Advanced Discussion 13 07-18-2009 02:11 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:00 AM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com

Clubs, ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0