It is a beautiful orchid. Have you ever grown a cattleya orchid? IF you can keep paphs alive, I bet you can grow a cattleya. Catts need more light to bloom than paphs, and they need to dry completely out between waterings. You should get a cheap cattleya and see how you do. Then if all goes well, go back and get this orchid! Cattleyas and Paphs are my favorites!!