Cattleya amethystoglossa is in bloom now in the nursery. This Brazilian native is a tall-growing member of the bifoliate Cattleya group of orchids. The orchids pictured here have an average height of 18-24 inches, and they are growing taller each year! I can expect these orchids to achieve a final height of between 4 and 5 feet tall by the end of the next two growing seasons.
The clusters of 5-14 fragrant, 2-3 inch flowers are a happy and welcome break in the sometimes dark, cold mid winter season.
Sometimes, I have some of this plant in the store: Cattleya amethystoglossa.