Common Name: Undulate Schomburgkia Orchid
Habitat: Schomburgkia undulata is native to Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Venezuela. It is found growing near the Pacific coast on large trees or boulders in strong light between 600 and 1200 meters in elevation.
Plant Size: Large. The tapered, shiny pseudobulbs of Schomburgkia undulata carry two or three rigid leaves. Schomburgkia undulata can grow to become a massive specimen with time.
Flower Size: 2 inches (5 cm)
Flower Description: Twenty or so short-lived flowers are clustered at the end of a two to six foot long flower spike. The flowers of Schomburgkia undulata are unusually wavy and undulate. Usually fragrant.
Bloom Season: Fall to Spring
Growing Temperature: Intermediate to Warm
Additional Information: Grow Schomburgkia undulata in a slatted wood basket or mounted on driftwood or cork bark. Provide ample water when new growth begins and reduce watering when the pseudobulbs mature. Provide bright light (brighter than average Cattleya conditions).
Synonyms: Bletia excelsa; Bletia undulata; Cattleya undulata; Laelia undulata; Schomburgkia lueddemannii; Schomburgkia quesneliana; Schomburgkia violacea