Encyclia spatella

Common Name: Spatulate-Petaled Encyclia

Habitat: Mexico. Encyclia spatella is found growing in the Mexican states of Morelos, Michoacan, and Jalisco. They grow on oak trees in forests near tropical forests and lava flows between 750 and 1500 meters in elevation.

Plant Size: Medium. The cone-shaped pseudobulbs of Encyclia spatella bear 2 strap-shaped leaves.

Flower Size: 1.5 inches (3.75 cm)

Flower Description: The flower stem is branched and has many flowers and grows to 48 inches (120 cm).

Bloom Season: Summer

Growing Temperature: Intermediate to Warm.

Additional Information: Grow mounted on cork on in a slatted basket. Large plants make impressive specimens when in bloom. Encyclia spatella is closely related to Encyclia huerta which is a rupicolous species that shares the same native range.

Synonyms: Epidendrum spatella



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