Cattleya mossiae var semi alba

Cattleya mossiae var semi alba - Photo by Richard Lindberg

Cattleya mossiae grows in Venezuela at the top of the tree canopy. It is cool to warm growing, fragrant and blooms in spring. It is the national flower of Venezuela. 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.