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.

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