Encyclia atrorubens

Common Name: Dark Red Encyclia Orchid

Habitat: Mexico. It is found growing between 1100 and 1200 meters in elevation in oak forests in the Mexican states of Oaxaca and Guerrero.

Plant Size: Medium. Encyclia atrorubens has round pseudobulbs that have two narrow leaves.

Flower Size: 1.5 inches (3.75 cm)

Flower Description: The flowers are dark, rudy red and similar (if not the same as) Encyclia diota. The plant produces a tall (1 meter) branched flower stem with many flowers.

Bloom Season: Summer

Growing Temperature: Intermediate to Warm

Additional Information: This may be the same as Encyclia diota. Grow mounted on cork or tree fern or in pots with a coarse growing media. Typical Cattleya conditions are acceptable for this species.

Synonyms: Encyclia diota subsp. atrorubens, Epidendrum atrorubens




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