Cattleya iricolor

C. iricolor

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Cattleya
Species: C. iricolor
Binomial name
Cattleya iricolor
Rchb. f. 1874

Cattleya iricolor is a plant in the genus Cattleya.


Plant blooms from winter to spring with six to ten 8 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing on branches in the montane forest of Peru and Ecuador at elevations of 400 to 1220 meters.


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


Common Name: Rainbow-colored Cattleya

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