Common Name: Hairy Encyclia
Habitat: Columbia, Peru. Encyclia pilosa grows on trees at low elevation (near 100 m).
Plant Size: Small. Mature plants are only 8 or 9 inches (23 cm) tall. Encyclia pilosa has pear-shaped pseudobulbs that have produce 1 narrow, upright leaf.
Flower Size: 1 inch (2.5 cm)
Flower Description: Flowers of Encyclia pilosa grow on an upright, lightly branched inflorescence that does not extend beyond the foliage. Flowers are yellow-brown in color. Eight to ten flowers per inflorescence is typical.
Bloom Season: Summer.
Growing Temperature: Intermediate to Warm.
Additional Information: Encyclia pilosa is rare in cultivation and has not been widely grown. Grow in a small, slatted basket or grow on a cork bark mount. Provide typical Cattleya growing conditions.
Synonyms: Epidendrum pilosum