Encyclia pilosa

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


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