Sunday, December 8, 2013
First bloom of Epi. Snow Fantasy x Encyclia alata
This orchid combines the color of Laelia rubescens with the form of Encyclia alata in a pleasing combination. This hybrid is (Laelia rubescens x Encyclia tampensis) x Encyclia alata. I cultivate it the same way I do for Encyclia alata and Encyclia cordigera. This orchid is still a young plant and it remains to be seen how the flowers will look when the plant is an adult with several fully sized pseudobulbs. Right now it has a single relatively large pseudobulb which is the newest one and the one that produced the inflorescence.