Type: Epiphytic. Bigeneric hybrids derived from the inter-breeding of Laelia and Cattleya orchids.
Features: Growth habit, foliage and flowers similar to Cattleya. Flowers often fragrant and generally coloured mauve-pink, red-purple, magenta or yellow. ‘Chitchat Tangerine’ illustrated.
Size: Up to 60 x 30cm (2 x 1ft).
Special needs: Bright but filtered light, full sun in winter; intermediate temp.; water moderately; foliar feed fortnightly; rest for six weeks.