About two years ago I got a nice Cattleya bowringiana coerulea 'Blue Angel' x self. It did well and bloomed in the spring. I divided the plant and this is one of the divisions. It is trying hard to survive and grow but I keep killing the new growth.
Cattleya bowringiana grows in Belize and Guatemala at low elevations on rocky cliffs. It is cool to warm growing and blooms in the fall. It needs a short rest after blooming.
Almost all orchids are most vulnerable at the point of now growth. They don't care for water standing in the new growth but most are not bothered most of the time. Cattleya bowringiana seems sensitive. I am pretty sure that sloppy watering is what has caused the three new growths to die. It is giving me another chance and I am going to watch carefully and water the medium only.