Cattleya percivaliana 'Summit' AM/AOS FCC/AOS

Cattleya percivaliana 'Summit' AM/AOS FCC/AOS - Photo by Richard Lindberg

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. 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.