February 14 , 2017: Cattleya amethystoglossa (could be hybrid). Thick and rigid bifoliate leaves on a long cane-like pseudo bulb (up to 30 cm long). The waxy flowers are candy pink with spots and the lips are dark maroon. With all bifoliate Cattleya orchids, repotting and division are done only when the plants are active and growing a new bulb with new roots have started to grow underneath it.
The flowers are very fragrant and at the moment I keep it inside. When it has finished flowering I will move it outside under the shade of veranda. Not so sure how the plant will tolerate Melbourne winter temperature.