Common Name: Sir Trevor Lawrence's Cattleya
Habitat: Cattleya lawrenceana is native to Guyana and Venezuela where it grows on trees between 250 to 3000 meters in elevation.
Plant Description: Cattleya lawrenceana is a medium-sized unifoliate Cattleya orchid. The erect green (sometimes purple-spotted) pseudobulbs are partially covered in dry, papery sheaths. The green leaf is long and fleshy and sometimes has purple spots.
Flower Size: 5 inches (12.5 cm)
Flower Description: The flower color of Cattleya lawrenceana is generally orchid purple. Petals are wider than the sepals. The lip is relatively small and tubular with a darker color blotch at the edge. The flowers of Cattleya lawrenceana emerge from a purple-spotted sheath on a 4 inch (10 cm) erect inflorescence. There are usually between 5 and 8 flowers per infloresence.
Bloom Season: Spring to early Summer
Growing Temperature: Intermediate to Warm
Additional Information: Cattleya lawrenceana is variable and adaptable. Grow under typical Cattleya orchid conditions. Repot when new growth begins in the spring. Grow in a pot with a coarse, open growing media (i.e. fir bark). The foliage may develop purple blotches when grown under high light conditions.