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 mendelii grows in the Colombian Andes on exposed rocks. It is fragrant, cool to warm growing and needs bright light.
03/22/2013 - Cataloged, Blog entry.
TRIBE: Epidendreae SUBTRIBE: Laeliinae