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1 bulb, 1 lead bare root division of Schomburgkia (Laelia) superbiens alba. This is about as much as we can get into a box without it being “oversized”! This plant came from the same seed pod as 'Don Hubert Cross' CBM/AOS but has never been given a clonal name.
We only take a limited number of divisions when there is new growth and new roots so this is a very limited offering! It will need to be potted in a 6” pot or basket.
The flowers are pure crystalline-white with a splash of gold on the lip and are 6-8” across. The flower spikes start developing Nov-December and can be as long as 12 feet by the time the 8-15 flowers open in the early spring. As you can see in the pics, it is best grown by folks who have a lot of room! If you live someplace it doesn’t freeze, this plant grows great outdoors.
Care is similar to other Laelias: very bright-full sun, cool-warm temps and lots of water in the spring-summer and very little water in the fall-winter.
My mother plant is the original plant (not a cutting) that was born in 1964! The plant has not been repotted since the 60's. There is a picture below of me in front of the plant. The plant originates from a 4" that was swallowed long ago. At some point, it crawled out of the pot and took over an entire table. When we purchased it we cut the legs off the table and simply mounted it to a wall in the greenhouse. This plant is no joke! It measures 10 feet tall x 12 feet wide and still growing! It weighs over 300lbs! Here is our 'Plant of the day' Schomburkia superbiens video we produced on YouTube.
This plant is large and counts as "2 plants" when shipping.
1 plant-$11.00, 2 plants-$14.50, 3 plants-$18.00, 4 plants-$21.50, 5 plants-$25.00, More than 5 plants but less than $150- $28.50, $150 or more- Shipping is free!
A box warmer is included in your shipment, free of charge, if needed to ensure plant's well being. Other sellers charge up to $4 for this! We ship USPS Priority only.
International shipping is the cost of postage + $5 for packing costs, usually $30-35 for orders up to 1 kilo. Over a kilo is only a bit more, so multiple plant orders are more cost-effective. 3 adult plants or 10 seedlings usually weigh about a kilo. We ship by U.S. Postal Service priority mail. You can check out postage rates at www.usps.gov.
To place international orders please email us! We can do phyto and CITES for additional cost upon request. All applicable paperwork is the responsibility of the purchaser.
Please email with any and all questions.