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 skinneri grows from southern Mexico to Costa Rica on tree trunks and rocks. It is fragrant, cool to hot growing in very bright light. It blooms in winter and spring.
09/01/2013 - Re-potted in clay/sphagnum.
04/22/2011 - Added to collection. Blog entry
TRIBE: Epidendreae SUBTRIBE: Laeliinae