Cattleya trianaei

Cattleya trianaei - Photo by Richard Lindberg

Cattleya trianaei grows in Colombia and is the national flower. It is cool to hot growing, fragrant, needs bright light and blooms in winter. 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.