Cattleya forbesii

Cattleya forbesii - Flower photo by Richard LindbergCattleya forbesii - Flower photo by Richard LindbergCattleya forbesii - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe 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 forbesii grows in Brazil near the coast and streams near the ocean. It is fragrant, cool to warm growing and blooms in the winter. It is best grown mounted and in bright light.

This plant is in sphagnum over peanuts in a 4-inch clay pot. There are six pseudobulbs and stands seven inches above the pot.

09/01/2013 - Re-potted on sphagnum/clay.

10/03/2012 - Bloomed, Blog entry.

08/20/2011 - Bloomed, Blog entry.

TRIBE: Epidendreae     SUBTRIBE: Laeliinae