Common Name: Pear-Shaped Encyclia
Habitat: Cuba and the Isle of Pines. Encyclia pyriformis grows on trees and even fence posts.
Plant Size: Small. The pseudobulbs of Encyclia pyriformis are pear-shaped and have one or two long, tongue-shaped leaves.
Flower Size: Small.
Flower Description: The flowers of Encyclia pyriformis grow on a simple or branched flower stem that grows to 18 inches (45 cm) tall and is displayed well above the foliage. The flower stem emerges from a developing growth.
Bloom Season: Summer
Growing Temperature: Warm
Additional Information: Grow Encyclia pyriformis on cork slabs or wood. Provide bright light and humidity.
Synonyms: Encyclia duboisiana; Epidendrum duboisianum; Epidendrum pyriforme