Plant Care Cattleya



Brassolaeliocattleya 'Windward Flare Hawaii'

How to care for Cattleya

💦 Water

How often to water your Cattleya

Water needs for Cattleya
0.5 cups
every 7

Cattleya needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Cattleya

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Cattleya in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cattleya: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Cattleya may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Cattleya in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Cattleya

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cattleya: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Cattleya after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Cattleya



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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