365 days of orchids – day 74 – Cattleya schroderae
This large flowered orchid is another from Colombia where it grows in lower montane forest. It is similar to Cattleya trianae but has fewer larger flowers and different shaped pseudobulbs.
With us the species flowers reliably during March and early April and is always startlingly lovely – if a bit over the top 🙂
We grow our plant in a basket of course bark and grow it hanging high in Warm Americas with the rest of our Cattleyas.
This one of the plants that will show the Great British Public what “orchids” really are about – not Tesco phalaenopsis!#