Cattleya mendelii

Cattleya mendelii - Photo by Richard Lindberg

Cattleya mendelii grows in the Colombian Andes on exposed rocks. It is fragrant, cool to warm growing and needs bright light. 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.