Cattleya forbesiiI this is one of the nicer looking Cattleyas there are. The shape and subtle coloring really appeals to me. It is a cool to warm growing medium sized Cattleya with nice long-lived, fragrant, waxy flowers. My clone does not have a very strong scent, but you can definitely smell it in the early morning when the sun warms it up.

I bought this orchid earlier this summer from Orchidéhuset in Stockholm. It came with three buds already so I cannot take credit for these lovely flowers, but they are defilitely brightening up my (rainy) summer vacation!!