Cattleya candida

C. candida

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Cattleya
Species: C. candida
Binomial name
Cattleya candida
[Kunth] Lehm. 1895

Cattleya candida is a plant in the genus Cattleya.


Plant blooms in the spring with two to three 17.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plant is found growing in central cordillera of Colombia at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters


Plants should be grown in medium fir bark with partial to full sun. The plant is a cool to warm growing orchid species. Water approximately once a week. Plant can also be mounted.


Common Name: Four-colored Cattleya


  1. Cattleya quadricolor Lindl. 1853
  2. Cattleya caucaensis Ballif. 1898
  3. Cattleya caucaensis Roezl. ex Ballif. 1901
  4. Cattleya chocoensis Linden & Andre 1873
  5. Cattleya labiata var trianae subvar chocoensis Veitch 1887
  6. Cymbidium candidum Kunth in F.W.H.von Humboldt, 1816

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