Cattleya walkeriana 'Gloiosa'

Cattleya walkeriana 'Gloiosa' - Flower photo by Richard LindbergCattleya walkeriana 'Gloiosa' - Flower photo by Richard LindbergCattleya walkeriana 'Gloiosa' - 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 walkeriana grows in Brazil on trees and moist rocks at elevations up to 6000'. It is fragrant, needs bright light and blooms in the fall. It doesn't like to be disturbed.

This plant is sphagnum in a 3 1/2-inch clay pot. There are five pseudobulbs and stands six inches above the pot.

12/21/2011 - Added to collection from Steve Christoffersen, Blog entry.

TRIBE: Epidendreae     SUBTRIBE: Laeliinae