Feel like bringing that exotic beauty of orchids into your home, but you’re too scared of failing in creating the perfect conditions for orchids to adapt and thrive? Look no further because Mayflower orchid might just be the right choice. These epiphytic plants will require little to no care once established and will fill your house with sweet fragrance during the blooming season every year, as this orchid is perennial. Plus, they are hypoallergenic, meaning that the flowers will not spread pollen around, so if you have any allergies, you just found your best flower.
You will find Mayflower orchid identified by the name of Mexican laelia, or the Brazilian laelia due to its origins. In their natural habitat, they grow on other trees or plants without being an invasive species. They grow in the mountains and forests at heights between 4,593 ft (1,400 m) and 7,874 ft (2,400 m), but indoors they will grow up to 7-8 inches (18-20 cm) height.
Its flowers bloom in late autumn or early winter, just when you thought no flowers were left to cheer up the atmosphere. Their extravagant colored flowers bloom in groups of 3 to 10 every year, and their leaves are evergreen, making the mayflower orchid a beautiful addition to your plant collection all year round.