November 2. 2002

Schomburgkia (Laelia) superbiens
Orchid corner
The plant was purchased in spike from Andy's Orchids at the NJ Orchid Show in September and placed  into the greenhouse. It was usually watered twice daily.
The almost two feet spike continued to grow straight up under the very sunny and bright conditions of the greenhouse.  Finally this week the large cluster split.  The individual buds opened and the flowers grew over a period of several days.
Very pretty!
And here are several pictures, showing the beautiful flowers in more detail.