Encyclia dickinsoniana

Common Name: Dickinson's Encyclia

Habitat: Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua. Encyclia dickinsoniana grows on trees and prefers low-elevation mountain forests.

Plant Size: Medium. The egg-shaped pseudobulbs produce two or three long, linear leaves.

Flower Size: 1 inch (3 cm)

Flower Description: Flowers bloom in spring on a 24 inch (60 cm) long inflorescence that is branched. Flower stems develop from mature pseudobulbs. Encyclia dickinsoniana has glistening flowers which is highly unusual in the genus Encyclia.

Bloom Season: Spring to Summer

Growing Temperature: Warm

Additional Information: Encyclia dickinsoniana was named in honor of Mr. Dickinson who was an American orchid collector who was active in Mexico during the middle part of the 20th century. Grow mounted on cork or tree fern plaques or grow in a pot with good drainage. Provide warm Cattleya orchid growing conditions.

Synonyms: Epidendrum dickinsonianum


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