Plant Care Paradise Cattleya

Paradise Cattleya

Taxonomy

Potinara Dick Smith 'Paradise'
Potinara

How to care for Paradise Cattleya

Water

How often to water your Paradise Cattleya

Water needs for Paradise Cattleya
0.5 cups
every 9

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

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 Paradise Cattleya

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Paradise Cattleya in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Growing Paradise Cattleya in Pittsburgh right now

Light needs for plant Paradise Cattleya in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 8th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Pittsburgh is currently very low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Paradise Cattleya in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 26% ☀️

December 7th, 2021

Pittsburgh is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Pittsburgh is expected to decrease by 26% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.3 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Paradise Cattleya in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

December 6th, 2021

This month, Pittsburgh is getting an average of 7.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.1 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Paradise Cattleya in your home

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

Paradise Cattleya 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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Paradise Cattleya

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

When to repot Paradise Cattleya

Nutrient needs for plant Paradise Cattleya in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 8th, 2021

The growing potential in Pittsburgh is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best …

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Care Summary for Paradise Cattleya

Paradise Cattleya

Paradise Cattleya


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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