Plant Care Cattleya Orchid

Cattleya Orchid


Guarianthe bowringiana

How to care for Cattleya Orchid


How often to water your Cattleya Orchid

Water needs for Cattleya Orchid
0.5 cups
every 9

Cattleya Orchid needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Jose, California.

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 Orchid

Water 0.5 cups every

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Plant care guide for Cattleya Orchid in San Jose, California

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Finding light for Cattleya Orchid in your home

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

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

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Jose, California ⛅.


How to fertilize Cattleya Orchid

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cattleya Orchid: 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 Orchid after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Cattleya Orchid

Cattleya Orchid

Cattleya Orchid

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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