Cattleya forbesii - a lovely yellow flower on a small plant

 Cattleya forbesii
     In all honesty, when I read about this orchid it doesn’t sound like one I’d put on my wish list...but owning it and having had it bloom, we’ve found it to be a VERY pleasant surprise! They’re small to moderate sized plants with 3” flowers that are quite long lasting compared to the average cattleya. The flowers are really quite lovely (much better than anticipated). Culturally, they’ve been quite easy to grow and have bloomed without any special coaxing.