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Found in Mexico, central and Northwestern South America at elevations of 100-1400 meters growing in wet evergreen forests. Can be grown in hot to cool conditions in bright shade. Bloomings Spring to Fall.
A more compact form of Encyclia adenocaula conical 2" bulbs topped with 2 or 3 long narrow leathery 15" leaves, typically blooms June and July on 2 foot, more densely branching warty spikes with impressive starry 3" flowers, long pointed sepals and petals are intense pink/purple, the wide flat lip is white heavily overlaid with hot pink to purple striations, long-lasting blooms, easy grower
an elegant compact Encyclia allied to fragrans, 2" flattened bulbs topped with a single 4" veined green leaf, short apical spikes bear several 2" gorgeous blooms, the creamy sepals and petals are extremely crystalline and heavily veined and spotted a soft rose color, the pale yellow broad pointed lip is lightly spotted purple, very fragrant, and the blooms can last 3 - 4 months
Growing Tip: keep moist year round
an attractive compact Encyclia with a miniature beautiful flower, 2" conical bulbs topped with 5" - 6" dark green glossy leaves, spikes up to 10" bear sequentially blooming long-lasting flowers, several of which will be open simultaneously, flower exteriors and buds are covered with papillose projections, 1/3" flowers are orange-brown minutely spotted with red, yellow pollen cap is surrounded by the itsy lip and bitsy side lobes which are white with tiny magenta spots
|Species:||tampense (Florida form)|
beautiful Florida native, 1" round bulbs are topped with a thick single glabbrous 6" - 8" leaf, inlorescences are simple or branched carrying many well-spaced 1-1/2" spreading flowers, sepals and petals are olive brown, lip is white with a central purple patch, plant is heat and cold tolerant
an attractive and unusual Encyclia that goes completely deciduous in winter, swollen 1-1/2" pale green bulbs bear 2 or 3 thin light green 5" leaves, apical 4" spikes emerge long after leaves have fallen and they produce several fabulous 1-1/2" blooms, sepals and petals are lime green with an attractive white lip off-set by a dark purple column, great fragrance.
Growing Tip: Water less in winter.