Lc. Black Forest 'Dark Splendor' 4" FS meristem
LC. Black Forest 'Dark Splendor'
(Laelia pumila X Lc. Edisto)
These are compact, multi-growth, flowering size plants. Flowers are about 3.5" across. Treat Black Forest as you would any Cattleya, that is, give it plenty of bright light, intermediate to warm nights and let it rest a bit between waterings, although keeping it from a protracted dryout. Add plant food to the water regularly, preferably a "balanced" one or one higher in nitrogen (usually the first number of the 3 on the label).