One of the plants I got when I visited Santa Barbara Orchid Estate was a nice Encyclia diota. It was in spike at the beginning of August and has now bloomed. These are pretty flowers, not individually showy but a bunch of them on a 4-foot spike makes a nice display.
Encyclia diota grows in Mexico down to Nicaragua. Needs bright light and a dry winter rest. It is warm to hot growing, is fragrant and blooms in summer. The genus Encyclia (Encycl) contains 240 species that grow throughout all of tropical America and the West Indies. They prefer intermediate conditions and a long, dry winter rest.
This plant is in rock in a 4-inch plastic pot. There are four pseudobulbs and it stands nine inches above the pot.