Cattleya percivaliana ('Sunspot' x 'Sonic Alba')

Cattleya percivaliana ('Sunspot' x 'Sonic Alba') - Flower photo by Richard LindbergCattleya percivaliana ('Sunspot' x 'Sonic Alba') - Flower photo by Richard LindbergCattleya percivaliana ('Sunspot' x 'Sonic Alba') - 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 percivaliana grows in Venezuela and Colombia in the mountains above 4000 feet near rivers. It is a large sized lithophytic plant out in the full sun. It is fragrant and blooms in the fall.

This plant is potted in sphagnum in a 3 1/2-inch clay pot. There are two pseudobulbs and stands seven inches above the pot.

06/17/2012 - Sprouted, repotted in sphagnum/clay.

02/08/2012 - Added to collection, Blog entry

TRIBE: Epidendreae     SUBTRIBE: Laeliinae