Common Name: Schofeld's Cattleya
Habitat: Brazil. Cattleya schofieldiana grows on trees or rocky slope faces. Roots grow among mosses and lichens and extend about 2 feet in habitat.
Plant Size: Large. Plants can reach 40 inches (1 meter) in height. Bifoliate.
Flower Size: 4 inches (10 cm)
Flower Description: Cattleya schofieldiana produces between two and five flowers per stem. The flower color is a tawny yellow that has dense maroon spotting on the petals and sepals. The purple or magenta lip has lots of hairy protrussions and has a white margins.
Bloom Season: Summer
Growing Temperature: Intermediate to Warm
Additional Information: Dark flowers and wavy petals make Cattleya schofieldiana an interesting conversation piece. This species was once considered a variety of Cattleya granulosa, but flowers in the fall rather than in the spring. Nothing out of the ordinary is required culturally. It does not have a distinctive rest period.
Synonym: Cattleya granulosa var. schofeldiana