It is advisable to position this plant in a partially shady place, where it is exposed to direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day. Let's locate the plants so that they can enjoy a good diffused brightness, but someplace where they are not directly hit by solar rays.These plants don't like cold weather, therefore in the Spring it is best to set them outside only when the temperatures are above 15°C.
These plants have a pendolous deportment. The Cattleya Is small in size; in winter it assumes a pink colouring. These are evergreen plants, which means they keep their leaves year round. The Cattleya is a perennial herb plant.
We suggest fertilizing periodically, every 20-25 days, using a specific fertilizer for orchids, to add to the irrigating water. Let’s avoid using fertilizers during the flowering period and leaving the fertilizer in direct contact with the roots.
During this period of the year the the Cattleya needs regular watering, which should be done letting the soil dry between one watering and the other; let’s irrigate every 1-2 weeks with about 1-2 glasses of water . Watering by immersion is suggested for orchids: it consists in soaking the containers in water up to the edge, when the soil is moist let's take out the vases and let the excess water drain before putting them back in place.
An insecticide treatment should be applied only if damaging insects have been seen on the plant; vaporizing the product we avoid spraying it on the flowers.
These orchids prefer slightly humid soils.
When wanted we can grow these plants in a vase. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.