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My shy blossomers

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    They're all so pretty!

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    Hi again. I wanted to ask cattleya experts - is it even possible to find to which cattleya group it belongs if all you know is cattleya hybrid? Because Im confused how to care about my cattleya? As for the cattleya orchids in general or for its type (one leaf, two leaf cattleya)?

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    It looks like a unifoliate hybrid and most of those come from species like Warneri, trianae, mossiae, etc so care for it should be night temperatures about 58-60' day temps 80-85 (though mine do fine at 77 days under lights) you will want to let the mix dry between waterings and keep it in medium bright light. I don't know how long you have had this cattleya, but if you've had it for a year or more and you got it to bloom, you are doing something right. Your name doesn't say if you grow in a windowsill, under lights, etc, so I can't give you advice on some things, but if it is a shy bloomer in general, I would try to give it a little bit more light and drop the night temperature a bit if you can. As for what actual species are in it, I can't say because I'm not an expert on that, but if you ever go to an orchid show and take the photo or the plant, the judges should be able to tell you what it looks like to them. They won't be able to tell you exactly what it is, but they could probably pick out a few species.

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