Answer: Cattleya orchids are great for beginners. It sounds like your bathroom is a good spot, but to ensure bloom from your orchid you may need to supplement light with a spot light Gardener's Supply (www.gardeners.com; ph# 800/863-1700) carries a bulb that provides ideal light for bloom. Make sure the plant has consistent humidity by placing the pot on a tray filled with stones. Keep water in the tray, and be sure to keep the water level from reaching the pot. Air circulation is also important, so keep windows and doors open when possible. Orchids that are pest free when introduced to a new home should not pose a problem to other plants, and are virtually disease-free. Enjoy your new orchid adventure!
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