Well, sort of. My first cattleyas were Pot. Susan Fender Cinnamon Stick and Blc.Kuwale Gem. I got them both in sheath last summer from Kawamoto orchids in Hawaii.
Cinnamon stick bloomed shortly after bringing it home and it was amazing in color, frangrace, and all else!
The other one grew new growths and the sheath dried up with no flowers. I ended up dumping that one although now I think I should have kept it.
My cinnamon stick grew two new leads but they are relatively small and no flower sheath, I believe my condition didn't provide enough sun. now each of those two new leads are making two new growth. I'm moving to a new place with south facing windows, so I hope I will have some great flower show on that cinnamon stick this summer.
Now, two days ago, I went back to NYBG store and picked up a mini catt called Lc. Secret Love "Angel". It smells very sweet, which I love, and is spreading in two directions, so I'm excited about its potential. Its color is much more intense than in the picture btw.
Just yesterday, at a farmer's market, I picked up yet another cattleya, but much bigger one called Lc. Golden Sands "Elizabeth" AM/AOS. The vendor had five of these, each of different size. I was very tempted to get the biggest one with tons of flowers, but after the owner told me these grow really fast and the smallest one (5 pbs) would reach the largest size he had that day (20+ pbs) in about 3 years, I took the smallest one. I must have a thing for yellow because now I have yellow oncidium, golden girl, yellow paphs, yellow dendrobiums, yellow daffodil (also picked up from the market) and now yellow catt!
Now, one thing I'd love to know about these guys, Lc. and Blc. and Pot. do they need different care or is it pretty much the same? also, do they require some "chilling" to flower again?
Mines will all be sitting in warm apartment year round.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!