Encyclia plicata

Common Name: Pleated Encyclia

Habitat: Bahamas and Cuba. Encyclia plicata grows on trees or rocks in warm humid forest near sea level.

Plant Size: Large. The upright, fleshy pseudobulbs have two or three long, sword-shaped leaves.

Flower Size: 2.5 inches (6.5 cm)

Flower Description: Few to many flowers bloom on a 30 inch (75 cm) tall flower stem.

Bloom Season: Spring to early Summer

Growing Temperature: Warm

Additional Information: Encyclia plicata is a robust grower and does best mounted on a substantial tree branch. Provide ample water and fertilizer during periods of active growth and then allow the plant to rest by reducing water for a few months. Provide bright light, warmth, and humidity for best results. There is an alba form of the species.

Synonyms: Epidendrum plicatum


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