C. violacea f. alba x sib 5in
Gorgeous hard to find Cattleya species with soft white blooms that bear a lemon-yellow lip. This is the uncommon alba variety. Cattleyas and their hybrids are most well-known for their impressively sized flowers and perfume-like scent.
Photos are representative of the blooms you can expect. Will not arrive in bloom.
CATTLEYA CARE INFO:
Potting mix: Coarse orchid bark. Repot when pot bound in Spring. Benefits from additional air holes in the pot.
Light: Bright indirect - partial direct light. South or West facing preferred.
Water: Water frequently in hot months when media is fully dry, decrease in cold months. Quick drying is key to preventing root rot in Cattleyas. Water around the perimeter of the pot to prevent center from staying too wet.
Temp: Warm-hot (60F min night, 85F max day).
Humidity: 40-80%, high humidity must be accompanied by good air circulation.
Fertilizing: 1/2 strength urea-free fertilizer, every other watering as new roots and leaves emerge. Decrease to 1/4 strength in winter.
Photo credit: By QuazDelaCruz - Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31852497