Discribed: J. Lindley & Paxton, 1852
Synonyms: Cattleya purpurata var. werkhauseri, Laelia purpurata var. werkhauseri
Water: Once a week water. Let roots dry out between waterings.
Placement: Half shade position + good ventilation
Presentation: Flowering size plant in 12 cm pot.
Morphology: Similar to Cattleya plants with longer and slender leaves. Flowers measure 15 to 25 cm.
Flowering season: May, June
Flowering time: 3 to 4 weeks.
Fragrance: Sweet scent