Laelia autumnalis v. atrorubens
November 6. 2001
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This is one of three Orchids purchased this Summer from Andy's Orchids. Fed Ex delivered them by mistake to a vacationing  neighbor during the hottest four weeks of the season (in NJ). The plants spent almost the entire time well packaged in a south facing small porch, temperatures exceeding 100 degr. F for many days in a row.
The plants were in excellent shape to begin with,  they suffered no damage. Both Laelias,  the other is a L. anceps, started to spike a few weeks later. (A Dendrobium unicum, the third Orchid, is now starting a dry period.)


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