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Picures are only reference to bloom and size of plant.

Orchid not in bloom.

Plants in 9 cm pots


🔧 **Skill Level:** Intermediate to Advanced

🪴 **Size:** Large, robust orchid with pseudobulbs reaching up to 30-60 cm (12-24 inches) in height.

🎍 **Perfect for Terrariums?** Not suitable for terrariums due to its large size and need for ample airflow.

☀️ **Blooming Season:** Spring to early summer

🌸 **Blooms Size and Colour:** Large, showy flowers with a stunning blue colouration. Each flower typically measures 10-15 cm (4-6 inches) in diameter.

👃 **Fragrance:** Fragrant, with a sweet and citrusy aroma, especially noticeable during the daytime.

🌡 **Temperature:** 
   - Summer (☀️): Highs around 25-30°C (77-86°F) / Lows around 18-23°C (64-73°F)
   - Winter (❄️): Highs around 20-25°C (68-77°F) / Lows around 12-18°C (54-64°F)

💧 **Watering:** 
   - Maintain moderate moisture levels, allowing the growing medium to dry slightly between waterings.
   - Increase watering frequency during active growth and decrease during dormancy.

☁️ **Humidity:** 
   - Requires moderate to high humidity levels, ideally between 50-70%.
   - Provide adequate ventilation to prevent stagnant air and minimize the risk of fungal infections.

💡 **Light:** 
   - Bright, indirect light is optimal.
   - Protect from direct sunlight, especially during the hottest part of the day.

🌰 **Growing Medium:** 
   - Well-draining orchid mix containing bark, sphagnum moss, and perlite.
   - Repot every 2-3 years to refresh the growing medium and accommodate new growth.

🧪 **Fertilization:** 
   - Apply balanced orchid fertilizer at quarter to half strength every 2-3 weeks during the growing season.
   - Reduce or halt fertilization during dormancy to avoid overfeeding.

Following these care guidelines will help ensure the health and vitality of your Cattleya maxima var. coerulea orchid, allowing it to thrive and grace your growing space with its magnificent blooms.

Cattleya maxima var coerulea

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