365 days of orchids – day 224 – Cattleya loddigesii
This compact Cattleya species is found near the coast through southern Brazil and Argentina. It naturally grows in both shady and brightly lit conditions as a medium sized epiphyte or lithophyte. It produces numerous large, long lasting flowers on a short inflorescence during the summer. We grow our plants with our other Cattleyas in our Warm America section which sees a 15 degree winter minimum, and no additional shading.