Sobralia dichotoma is an orchid with large pink-red flowers.
It is easy to grow, care is similar to that of Cymbidiums.
Sobralia dichotoma is a terrestrial or lithophytic orchid.
It looks like bamboo with long green stems with narrow, oblong leaves.
The inflorescence is branched, to 20 cm long, with many flowers that bloom sequentially. Flowers are pink-red, 10 cm wide and fragrant.
Flowering occurs in summer and autumn.
Two piece Sobralia
Cattleya dichotoma, Cattleya tichotoma
Sobralia: in honor of Dr. Francisco Sobral, Spanish botanist of the 18th century.
Dichotoma: Greek dikhótomos (sliced in two)
Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia
Open woodland, protruding rocks, 750-2,800 m altitude
Diurnal: 18-24 °C
Nocturnal: 14-16 °C
Sun, light, partial shade
Keep moist, do not allow the substrate to dry out completely
Sandy soil or bark with perlite
20-20-20 fertilizer diluted to half of recommendation, once a week
Divide the plant when repotting.