Common Name: Howard's Encyclia
Habitat: Cuba. Encyclia howardii is found only in the state of Oriente where it grows in tropical forests. It grows on trees.
Plant Size: Medium
Flower Size: Small. About 1 inch (2.5 cm)
Flower Description: Fragrant. The flowers smell like vanilla. Flowers are produced on lightly flowered branched flower stems.
Bloom Season: Summer to Early Fall
Growing Temperature: Warm
Additional Information: This species was named after an American botanists how was active during the middle of the 20th century. Encyclia howardii is popular because of the fragrance of its flowers. Grow mounted on cork and provide warm Cattleya growing conditions. It is worth growing for the fragrance and makes an interesting conversation piece.
Synonyms: Epidendrum howardii