Common Name: Butterfly Encyclia
Habitat: Florida, Bahamas, Cuba. Its preferred habitat is moist woods and forests from sea level to 25 meters in elevation.
Plant Size: Small to Medium.
Flower Size: 1.5 inches (4 cm)
Flower Description: Sweetly fragrant flowers bloom on a simple or branched flower stem that grows to 30 inches (75 cm) tall. The flowers bloom above the leaves.
Bloom Season: Spring. Well-grown plants in the Florida keys bloom from June to September.
Growing Temperature: Warm to Cool (adaptable)
Additional Information: Encyclia tampensis is widespread, adaptable and easy-to-grow. There are a few different color forms available and the species is common in the trade. Encyclia tampense var. amesiana is a pale color form that is found in Cuba. Grow mounted on cork bark or wood plaques and provide typical Cattleya growing conditions. Many hobbyists grow this species on palm trees in their yards in south Florida.
Synonyms: Epidendrum porphyrospilum; Encyclia tampensis f. albolabia; Epidendrum tampense