Common Name: Sword-leafed Encyclia
Habitat: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador
Plant Size: Medium.
Flower Size: 2.5 inches (6 cm)
Flower Description: Encyclia cyperifolia has beautiful, distinctive flowers that are a pleasing rosy-lilac with streaks of yellow. The lip is rose and yellow. The inflorescence is branched and grows to the same height as the foliage.
Bloom Season: Summer to Fall
Growing Temperature: Intermediate to Warm
Additional Information: Encyclia cyperifolia has unique, colorful flowers and is a very attractive addition to an orchid collection. Grow mounted on bark or tree fern plaques. Provide bright light, humidity and warmth. Provide lots of water and water-soluble fertilizer during periods of active growth and reduce watering during cooler weather.
Synonyms: Bletia ensiformis, Epidendrum microtos var. grandiflorum, Encyclia microtos var. grandiflora, Epidendrum cyperifolium, Encyclia ensiformis, Epidendrum ensiforme