Encyclia howardii

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


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