Encyclia trachycarpa

Common Name: Rough-fruited Encyclia

Habitat: Mexico. Encyclia trachycarpa grows on trees in dry deciduous tropical forests and arid regions of the Mexican states of Colima and Jalisco. Sometimes it even grows on cacti. It is found growing from sea level to 1300 meters.

Plant Size: Medium. The pseudobulbs of Encyclia trachycarpa are cone-shaped or egg-shaped and tightly clustered.

Flower Size: 1.5 inches (4 cm)

Flower Description: Encyclia trachycarpa produces flowers on an 18 inch tall (45 cm) unbranched or slightly branched flower stem. There are usually 6 to 10 flowers per stem.

Bloom Season: Late Spring to Early Summer

Growing Temperature: Warm to Intermediate

Additional Information: Grow Encyclia trachycarpa mounted on a cork slab or tree fern or in a small slatted basket. Provide bright light for best growth.

Synonyms: Encyclia adenocarpon subsp. trachycarpa, Epidendrum trachycarpum


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