The nicest thing about this plant is it seems to be a really easy bloomer & vigorous grower. It has bloomed on every growth but one in the two or three years I've had it. (The one exception put up a spike, but something--very possibly me!--caused the spike to shrivel.) It was my first Cattleya Alliance plant, and it seduced me into getting a bunch more. I do have one question about it--on one occasion it produced several deformed flowers on a spike. Many of the sepals/petals were fused to the lips or missing altogether. Has anyone seen this with other Catts, especially Richard Mueller crosses?