Encyclia burle-marxii

Habitat: Encyclia burle-marxii was discovered by the famous Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle-Marx. It was found growing on rocks near Baixo Guandu in the Brazilian State of Epirito Santo in the mountains.

Plant Size: Small to Medium. Encyclia burle-marxii has oval pseudobulbs that grow to 2 inches (5 cm) in height. There are three leaves per growth that are stiff and oblong and grow to 10 inches (25 cm)

Flower Size: About 1 inch (2.5 cm)

Flower Description: Encyclia burle-marxii has pale apple-green petals and sepals that are washed with brown. There is a prominent light green banding at the margins. The lip is white or greenish white and has several violet or magenta veins clustered in the center. The flower spike grows about 12 inches (30 cm) tall and bears up to 20 flowers that open in succession.

Bloom Season: Spring

Growing Temperature: Intermediate

Additional Information: Encyclia burle-marxii is best grown mounted or grown in baskets slatted baskets with excellent drainage. Let the plants dry a little between watering. This species is seldom seen in collections. It was discovered by Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle-Marx who discovered the plant growing on one of his expeditions into the wild landscape of Brazil.

Synonyms: None.


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