Habitat: Encyclia amicta is native to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela. It is widespread and common.
Plant Size: Medium. The foliage is long and narrow and grows to 10 inches (24 cm) tall.
Flower Size: 1.25 inches (3 cm)
Flower Description: The flowers of Encyclia amicta are green or tan in color and have a pink flush on the petals and sepals. The flower segments are pointed. The lip is similar in color to the petals. The anther cap is dark maroon which is unusual for the genus Encyclia. The flower stem just barely stands above the foliage and has 8 or more flowers.
Bloom Season: Summer
Growing Temperature: Cool to Warm.
Additional Information: Encyclia amicta is adaptable and grows well under Cattleya conditions. It prefers to be mounted on cork or tree fern plaques or grown in slatted baskets. Well-grown plants can produce striking, award-winning specimens.
Synonyms: Epidendrum amictum, Epidendrum linearfolioides, Encyclia linearfolioides, Epidendrum amicta