Encyclia replicata

Common Name: Folded-Lip Encyclia

Native to: Columbia and Ecuador.

Plant Size: Large. The upright pseudobulbs of Encyclia replicata grow to 4 inches (10 cm) tall and the leaves are 18 inches (50 cm) long and wide.

Flower Size: 1 inch (2.5 cm) or a little larger.

Flower Description: Petals and sepal of Encyclia replicata are light yellow with a chocolate-brown wash. The margins are lighter in color and the lip is white with rosy-pink markings. Many flowers grow on the branched, tall inflorescence that grows to 36 inches (90 cm) in height. Flowers are fragrant and last a long time.

Bloom Season: Late Spring

Growing Temperature: Intermediate.

Additional Information: Encyclia replicata is a large species and needs a large mount or slatted basket for best growth. Provide typical Cattleya growing conditions. The taxonomy and history of this species is somewhat confused.

Synonyms: Epidendrum replicatum, Encyclia maderoi; Encyclia magdalenae; Epidendrum bacigalupianum


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