Encyclia gracilis

Common Name: Graceful Encyclia

Habitat: Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas. Encyclia gracilis grows on rocks or as a terrestrial plant near sea level close to the coast.

Plant Size: Medium. Encyclia gracilis has three or four leaves.

Flower Size: 3 inches (7.5 cm)

Flower Description: The sweetly fragrant flowers of Encyclia gracilis are large and showy. The branched flower stem produces many flowers and grows up to 36 inches (100 cm) or more in height.

Bloom Season: Spring

Growing Temperature: Warm

Additional Information: This is another unique member of the genus from the Caribbean region. Encyclia gracilis is a graceful plant with attractive fragrant flowers and is sought after by some collectors. Provide warm growing conditions with bright light and adequate air circulation. Grow in well-drained pots and use a well drained organic or inorganic growing media (i.e. Aliflor). Do not over-water.

Synonyms: Epidendrum gracile; Epidendrum helleri; Doxosma gracilis


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