One of the smaller growing Cattleya species – from the Amazon bason, Brazil; Peru; Equador and Bolivia were it grows epiphytically.
In cultivation it is more successful when mounted on bark; tree-fern or hardwood (teak) slabs.The creeping rhizome produces pseudobulbs which average 7.5cm. – (3”) in height. Uni-foliate 6-17cm. – (2.5-6.5”) long, 3.5-8cm. – (1.4-2.4”) wide. Inflorescence is shorter the the leaf, is covered with a heavy scarious sheath from which two to six flowers can appear; 4.5-5cm. – (1.5-2”) diam.; sepals and palatals are a pale yellowish colour; the lip is a pinkish white, suffused with a darker pink on the outside, the inside is suffused with a slightly deeper golden yellow. When well grown it can produce flowers several times a year.
Needs warmth; light; 65% humidity; regular misting of roots and good air movement.