Laelia pumila var. coerulea
(Hooker) Rchb.f 1853-4


          

         

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L. pumila - or Sophronitis pumila like some people call it now (read taxonomists) - is from the states of
Espírito Santo and Minas Gerais in Brazil where it grows
at altitudes of 600-1300m.

I grow this one mounted and give it bright light, loads of water and intermediate conditions.

During winter it gets a fairly dry rest and night temps down to 12°C.

Pseudobulbs: 7-8cm, leaf size: 12-13cm, flowersize: 9-10cm.