|Cattleya Orchid, Easter Orchid, Christmas Orchid
Large, showy, fragrant flowers on an upright stem modification called a pseudobulb; leaves are large, thick, leathery, and ridged. Flowers occur in racemes, have petals that are broader than the sepals, and a 3-lobed lip. Lateral lobes form a tube.
Plant Form or Habit: spreading
Plant Use: rotational color
Flower Color: white, pink, yellow, purple
Blooming Period: spring fall
Height: 2 feet
Width: 2 feet
Foliage Texture: coarse
Heat Tolerance: medium
Water Requirements: medium
Additional Comments: Grow epiphyte in shredded osmuda fiber or bark to insure drainage; allow plant to rest after flowering; allow soil to dry slightly between waterings except when in bloom.