Orchid (Broughtonia cubensis)

Botanical names:
Broughtonia cubensis Accepted
Cattleyopsis cubensis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Height: 6 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

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Comments:
Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Jan 31, 2012 9:09 PM

The Broughtonia cubensis, a native orchid of Cuba is the smallest of the Broughtonia genus and is a relative to the much recognizable Cattleya orchids used for many years as a corsage orchid. Broughtonia cubensis is said to be very rare in cultivation. I've had my little plant about a year and this is the first time it's bloomed. I detect no fragrance on the blooms.

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