Plant Care Crimson Cattleya

Crimson Cattleya

About Crimson Cattleya

Crimson Cattleya is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Crimson Cattleya likes soil that is well draining.

Crimson Cattleya belongs to the Cattleya genus, and is native to Brazil.


Cattleya labiata

Also known as

Ruby-lipped Cattleya and Cattleya lab

How to care for Crimson Cattleya


How often to water your Crimson Cattleya

Water needs for Crimson Cattleya
0.5 cups
every 9

Crimson Cattleya needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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 Crimson Cattleya

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Crimson Cattleya in your home

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

Crimson 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.

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How to fertilize Crimson Cattleya

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

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Care Summary for Crimson Cattleya

Crimson Cattleya

Crimson Cattleya

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 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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