Cattleya (schm.) thomsoniana sp. BS
- Type: Species
- Fragrance: Yes
- Flower Size: Small (5-7cm)
- Flower Colour: Yellow
- Conditions: Intermediate to warm
- Plant Size: Medium
- Pot Size: 10 cm
- Potting Media: Pine Bark
- Available : Without spikes or buds or flowers
- Growing Tips: Click here for Cattleya Growing Guide
Short Description: Schomburgkia thomsoniana also called as a Banana orchid, is a species found in the Cayman Islands sister Isles' as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte in scrubby bushes close to the sea. Flowers normally appear in summer. As the new pseudobulb grows ahead, and extends the plants, the trailing structure or back bulbs can die behind, slowly migrating along the tree trunk or branch. These have hollow pseudobulbs with holes to enter, and extra nectaries on the flower stalks. There they are occupied by stinging ants which protect the orchid, and in turn gain food and shelter.
Please refer plant pictures for size reference.
Note: Colors, patterns & size of the flowers can vary due to the variations produced by hybrids or species. There are chances that the buds/flowers could dry up in transit during Shipping after packing. The local climatic conditions and the nutrition given can affect the brightness & colour intensity of flowers. While we make every effort to match the actual colours of the flowers, the photographs may not be the exact representation, due to different monitor setting.