I posted this last August so sorry for another post so quickly. It bloomed in August, now March, and Marni has an old post with a plant blooming in December so I don't know if it has a definite flowering season. These flowers are definitely in my top ten favorites but the plants are nothing very special. The spikes emerge from a young growth before the pseudobulb becomes obvious and when the leaves are about 1/2 the length of the mature leaves. My plant is growing in bright light (Cattleya light), intermediate-warm temperatures and in a basket loosely filled with coconut fiber. Watered year-round. Today was a gray day and the first photo is taken with natural light. The second photo is with a flash. Photo #3 is detail of why it has the species epithet of maxillare (maxilla is the upper jaw bone and Latin for jaw).