Encyclia maderoi

Common Name: Maderoi Encyclia

Habitat: Columbia and Venezuela. Encyclia maderoi is native to the mountains on the border of Columbia and Venezuela at 1000 meters in elevation.

Plant Size: Large. The plants reach 3 feet (1 meter) in height when in bloom. Encyclia maderoi has 2 inch (4-6 cm) tall pseudobulbs and two leaves that grow to 17 inches (45 cm) in length.

Flower Size: Small.

Flower Description: The flowers are yellowish-green and the petals and sepals are spoon-shaped. The lip is ruffled and white with lots of purple-magenta veins. Flowers are produced on a tall, heavily branched inflorescence.

Bloom Season: Spring?

Growing Temperature: Intermediate

Additional Information: Encyclia maderoi grows well under typical Cattleya orchid growing conditions. Grow mounted on cork or tree fern or in a slatted basket. Reduce the frequency of waterings during the cool winter months. Dr. Withner has recommended this species for future hybridization due to its heavy flower production and pleasing flower color.

Synonyms: Epidendrum bacigalupianum, Epidendrum maderoi


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