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 luteola grows in Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia, in lowland tropical rain forests. It needs a dry winter rest.
This plant is mounted on a 4x5 1/2-inch piece of cork bark and there are ten pseudobulbs.
06/11/2012 - Bloomed, Blog entry
06/01/2011 - Bloomed.
04/17/2010 - Cataloged.
TRIBE: Epidendreae SUBTRIBE: Laeliinae