The Laelia anceps needs a minimum temperature superior to 15°C, during this time of the year it is best to check the night temperatures before setting it outside. We suggest avoiding exposing orchids to direct sunlight, although they should be placed in a very bright location.Locate this plant in a partially shady place, where it can receive the sunrays during the coolest hours of the day.
Generalities Laelia anceps
The Laelia anceps develops like a perennial herb. Laelia anceps isn't an evergreen; during the winter it assumes a pink colouring; the adult species are small in size and reach 60 cm in height. The ramifications of these plants tend to develop downwards.
Fertilization Laelia anceps
Orchids are plants which request periodic fertilization, using specific products for orchids, which usually aren’t too rich: it is recommendable to avoid leaving fertilizing solutions on the roots. Usually orchids should be fertilized every 20-25 days, interrupting fertilization during flowering.
Watering Laelia anceps
We suggest watering pretty often and regularly, with 1-2 glasses of water ; we should always wait for the soil to be clearly dry between one watering and the other. During this time of year usually it is necessary to irrigate every 1-2 weeks . To moisten the soil of the orchids homogenously we can water them by immersion, soaking the vases up to the edge in demineralized water, and leaving it until the top part of the substratum is moist; let's drain the excess water and then put the containers back in place.
Treatments Laelia anceps
If we notice the presence of cochineals or of other insects we can practice a treatment based on mineral oil or other insecticide, being careful to vaporize only the foliage.
Soil Laelia anceps
Locate in a soil for orchids, not too drained.
Notes - Laelia anceps
Seeing the quite contained development it’s possible to grow these plants in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.