Cattleya Winniana

This primary hybrid from C. forbesii x C. gaskelliana created in 1902 by Sir Joseph Chamberlain, British Politician.

Sepals and petals are white with some light greenish/yellow suffusion; the lip is mainly white with a little pale lilac / purple tinting on the outside of its tube like structure, a more pronounced area of pale lilac / purple surrounding an area of a good yellow. The column is white. Flowers are 9-10cm. (4) across and rarely exceed four per inflorescence. Since this comes from a large pollen parent and a medium sized seed parent the flowers, bulbs, and leaves are medium sized.

Intermediate to warm growing, good light, good air movement and 65% humidity are essential as is a very open compost and partial drying of roots between waterings.