I have bloomed out one Cattleya violacea and it was gorgeous. However the plant has since declined. It is still alive and making a come back but it will a while before it blooms again. I think the cooler winter temperatures in my growing area are causing problems or, at minimum, not helping my cause. Over the winter, it is not unusual for my indoor growing area to be in the upper 50s to low 60 at night. I have read this species bulks at less than 65 degree low. If anyone is growing this species in temperate climates, I would love to hear how you are growing it, especially over the winter. I need to figure out if I need to keep my Cattleya violacea warmer (or drier) over the winter or do I need to rehome them . Back in 2013, I purchased a small Cattleya violacea 4N seedling from Orchids Limited. It is continuing to grow but has been slow to mature. I really want to see it bloom one day. Last year the one bud blasted. This year it did not even try to bloom.