Cattleya (C) contains quite a few species from tropical South America. They do best in a medium that has good drainage and dry between watering. Give them a short dryer rest after blooming.
This is in sphagnum over peanuts in a 5 1/2-inch clay pot. There are six pseudobulbs and it stands fifteen inches above the pot. The varietal name is unknown, hybridizer is Bob Richardson.
11/04/2013 - Bloomed, Blog entry
10/23/2012 - Bloomed, Blog entry
11/02/2011 - Bloomed, Blog entry