Encyclia bragancae

Habitat: Encyclia bragancae is native to Brazil. It was found growing in Parque Nacional do Caparao where it was found growing on trees at 2200 meters in elevation.

Plant Size: Small to Medium. Encyclia bragancae has small, tightly clustered pseudobulbs that have two strongly channeled leaves. The flower stem extends beyond the leaves.

Flower Size: Less than 1 inch (2.5 cm)

Flower Description: Encyclia bragancae has fragrant flowers. The petals and sepals are yellow-green in color and obovate in shape and the apex is pointed. The lip is very distinctive and frilly and pink.

Bloom Season: Winter

Growing Temperature: Intermediate

Additional Information: Encyclia bragancae Is best grown mounted or grown in baskets slatted baskets with excellent drainage. Let the plants dry a little between watering and maintain moderate to high humidity. Air circulation will reduce the chance of root rot. This species was named in honor of an imperial Brazilian family.

Synonyms: Encyclia xuxaensis, Encyclia xuxiana



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