Cattleya

Cattleya dowiana

Cattleya  lueddemanniana
This species is named after William Cattleya. It originates from the whole of tropical America. The species is split into two groups: the one-leaved and the two-leaved varieties. Cattleya too is a ground-orchid.
For most epiphytes species the stems are changed into organs, which can store nutrition during dry seasons of the year. Depending on the species the stems vary from shape, but the usual feature is a thickening that looks like a tuber or bulb. That is why they are called 'pseudo-bulbs'.
In summer the Cattleya needs half-light, in wintertime Cattleya likes the full sun. Make sure not to over-water in winter. The flowering period is in spring and summer.