Sophronitis acuensis is from Brazil, as are all the species in the genus Sophronitis. It has recently beeen reclassified as Cattleya acuensis, but by any name is colorful and desirable. Its flowers are slightly smaller than the better known Sophronitis coccinea and the plant is much smaller, the individual growths only 4 cm tall, smaller than the 5 cm flowers. My plant is mounted on a piece of cedar shingle and receives very high light. Like the other Sophronitis species it prefers cooler temperatures.