Cattleya intermedia var amethystina
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 intermedia grows from Sao Paulo Brazil to Uruguay and Argentina near the ocean or streams. It is fragrant, cool to warm growing. It needs bright light and blooms in summer.
06/07/2010 - Added to collection.
TRIBE: Epidendreae SUBTRIBE: Laeliinae