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