Catasetums love taking nutrition and water in the hot summers in order to grow out new leaves and bulbs. They then store the excess in their bulbs in order to survive long hibernation periods where they lose their leaves and depend on humidity and stored nutrition. They then bloom out in the spring with a radical display of Flowers that come in unbelievably unique shapes and color combinations.
The Ctsm. Frilly Doris is one such unique variety as it was one of the first to have frill like petals. As a result it has parented numerous other varieties with different combinations of colors and shapes but with its signature frills.