Plant Care Cattleya leopoldii

Cattleya leopoldii

Also known as

Cattleya tigrina

Taxonomy

Cattleya tigrina
Cattleya
Orchidaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Cattleya leopoldii

Water

How often to water your Cattleya leopoldii

Water needs for Cattleya leopoldii
0.5 cups
every 9

Cattleya leopoldii needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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 leopoldii

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Cattleya leopoldii in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Growing Cattleya leopoldii in Colorado Springs right now

Light needs for plant Cattleya leopoldii in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 28th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Colorado Springs is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in …

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Light needs for plant Cattleya leopoldii in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Daylight will increase by 0.9 hours 📈

January 28th, 2023

This month, Colorado Springs is getting an average of 8.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 10% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours…

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Finding light for Cattleya leopoldii in your home

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

Cattleya leopoldii 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 Colorado Springs, Colorado ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Cattleya leopoldii

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

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Care Summary for Cattleya leopoldii

Cattleya leopoldii

Cattleya leopoldii


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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