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.
Cattleya elongata grows in Brazil in Minas Gerais and Pernambuco. It is a lythophyte, cool to warm growing and fragrant. It needs bright light and blooms in late summer.
06/17/2011 - Added to collection, Blog entry
TRIBE: Epidendreae SUBTRIBE: Laeliinae