Encyclia profusa

Common Name: Profuse Encyclia

Habitat: Columbia. Grows on trees. Its full distribution in the wild is poorly known but it seems to be endemic to Columbia.

Plant Size: Large. The plants produce large pseudobulbs with two or three long, broad leaves.

Flower Size: 1.25 inch (3 cm)

Flower Description: Fragrant. Encyclia profusa has star-shaped flowers with transparent lime green petals and sepals. The lip is white with purple veins. Flowers are well-displayed above the foliage on a long, branching flower spike that grows to 18 inches (45 cm). Although the flowers are delicate in appearance, they last a long time.

Bloom Season: Summer

Growing Temperature: Warm

Additional Information: This species was once thought to be native to Central America until it was rediscovered growing wild in Columbia where it is endemic. Like Encyclia oncidioides, this species is a large specimen and needs ample room to grow. Grow in a large slatted basket or on large cork slabs. Provide typical Cattleya growing conditions with humidity and air circulation.

Synonyms: Epidendrum profusum, Epidendrum oncidioides, var. profusum, Encyclia oncidioides var. profusa


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