Cattleya intermedia var alba 'Pine Knot'

Cattleya intermedia var alba 'Pine Knot' - 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 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.

This plant is in sphagnum over peanuts in a 3 1/2-inch clay pot. There is one pseudobulb and the plant stands six inches above the pot.

09/09/2013 - Re-potted in sphagnum/clay

08/01/2010 - Added to the collection, mounted on cork.

TRIBE: Epidendreae     SUBTRIBE: Laeliinae