One of the "blue" orchids. I've apparently had this plant since 2001. Didn't realize it was quite that long until I read the tag. It's in a 10" bulb pan. I'd recommend a bulb pan, shallow basket, or something similar, since it will climb out of whatever you put it in, and needs to stay moist, so you will need to repot once it climbs too far out. You can fully expect the first new growths after repotting to be an accordion leaf mess, regardless of how careful you are. Flowers are about 2" tall and long lasting (though they are prone to Botrytis). The taller inflorescence has been open for about a week, while the lower 2 have been open for about a month. The lips are quite reddish when the flowers open, then turn purple. The buds put on quite a decent show of appearing to blast—just a few days before opening they turn quite yellowish. This color fades quickly after the flowers open. It blooms from immature new growths, several times a year. Acacallis cyanea is said to be difficult. I haven't had too much difficulty with it, aside from its quirk of needing to be moist all the time yet wanting to climb out of the medium it needs to stay moist. Low light and warm would be ideal, but I have been giving it 60º F winter nights for 16 years and haven't had issues.