I have heard that one should buy the plant, not the flower, and whenever I have violated this, I seem to get a lousy plant. I purchased this Cattleya (Dubiosa x Batemanniana) ‘WinterSnow’ at the Gold Country Orchids open house, and it just spoke to me. I has four leads, and appears to be an extremely healthy plant.
It was not in bloom, so I repotted it into S/H immediately. I will go in my solarium, where there is lots of light for cattleya orchids, and we’ll see how it does.