Laelia anceps, the unique Bulbophyllum virescens and upcoming Florida trip!

Laelia anceps, the unique Bulbophyllum virescens and upcoming Florida trip!

Posted by Jason Fischer on Oct 4th 2018

Hey everyone!

Jason Fischer here, writing my first blog on our new re-launched site.

Laelia Anceps

Fall has arrived and the weather is cooling down here in Minnesota, which means many orchid varieties will start to initiate flower spikes soon. For example, Laelia anceps. This is an orchid species from Mexico to Honduras, which is very tolerant of a wide variety of temperatures from cool to hot! On average they produce 2 to 3-foot long flower spikes and come in a variety of shapes and colors. A very easy orchid to grow if you’re looking to try something different and reliable.

Bulbophyllum virescens
Bulbophyllum virescens

We also list unique divisions of plants from our collection from time to time. For example, Bulbophyllum virescens ‘Maximum Exposure’, pictured above. This is a truly unique plant that produces a circle cluster of yellow-green flowers with a wild hot pink lip that smells like dead fish! If you’re a Bulbophyllum collector, you already know that fragrance is not the main collector’s point when it comes to these plants.

I’d also like to announce that I’ll have a sales booth and am giving a lecture on Phragmipedium hybrids and culture at the Fall Members Meeting and 19th International Slipper Orchid Symposium in Apopka, Florida. The event runs from 10/31/18 to 11/3/18. If you are planning to attend the show and would like to pre-order online, use the order code ‘FLORIDAPICKUP' in the cart or checkout and you can pick up your plants at our booth and not have to pay any shipping charges.

We will be more regular with our online blogs to keep you informed about interested orchids, care tips, and events!

Best regards and happy growing!