All Cattleyas listed under this category are in sheath (buds forming) or swollen buds (ready to open) unless otherwise noted.  We do our best so that these orchids plants arrive with buds or just opening so you or your recipient are able to enjoy the blooms as it matures.  If you see the words "Plant Only" in the title or description, this means that this plant is not currently with buds or in its blooming season.  Please read the product description as further details about the flowering stage is also noted there.

There are some varieties of Cattleya that go through a color change as the blooms mature.  If you happen to receive one that does not quite look like the one shown in our sample photo, please place the plant in an area where it can receive bright light.  Over the next few days as the bloom matures, the color will deepen.  These types we call "color evolving" where the mature blooms may be drastically different from the bloom color at initial opening.