Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is home to many animals, and we also cultivate plants from those animals’ habitats. You may see some of these plants in the animals” habitats or you can see them in our Victorian Greenhouse. Many of the plants are endangered, just like the animals.
DESCRIPTION: Cattleya is a tropical genus of epiphytic and lithophytic plants that produce fairly to exceptionally showy flowers.
RANGE: Tropical America.
LIFE SPAN: Varies greatly based on habitat.