Cattleya percivaliana coerulea 'Ondine'

Cattleya percivaliana coerulea 'Ondine'Cattleya percivaliana coerulea 'Ondine'Cattleya percivaliana coerulea 'Ondine' - 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 in sphagnum over peanuts in a 3 1/2 clay pot. There are two pseudobulbs and the plant stands seven inches above the pot.

09/16/2011 - Re-potted.

08/15/2010 - Double potted.

05/04/2010 - Backbulb division from Steve Christoffersen.

TRIBE: Epidendreae     SUBTRIBE: Laeliinae