Cattleya intermedia alba ('Haelinger' x Iva Jasques')

Cattleya intermedia alba ('Haelinger' x Iva Jasques') - 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 4 1/2-inch clay pot. There are three pseudobulbs and stands seven inches above the pot.

01/02/2012 - Re-potted in sphagnum/clay, Blog entry

10/03/2011 - Added to the collection from Cynthia B.

TRIBE: Epidendreae     SUBTRIBE: Laeliinae