Cattleya bowringiana coerulea 'Blue Angel' x self
The genus 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.
Cattleya bowringiana grows in Belize and Guatemala at low elevations on rocky cliffs. It is cool to warm growing and blooms in the fall. It needs a short rest after blooming.
This plant is in sphagnum over peanuts in a 4 1/2-inch clay pot. There are two pseudobulbs and it stands twelve inches above the pot.
09/10/2012 - Added to the collection.
TRIBE: Epidendreae SUBTRIBE: Laeliinae