Euchile mariae

Common Name: Maria's Euchile

Native to: Mexico. Euchile mariae grows on oak trees in dry oak forests in northwest Mexico. The plants are found growing between 1000 and 1200 meters in elevation.

Plant Size: Medium. Euchile mariae has pseudobulbs that have two or three grayish-green leaves.

Flower Size: 3 inches (to 8 cm).

Flower Description: Fragrant. The flowers of Euchile mariae are produced on 5 to 12 inch (11-30 cm) long flower stem that has between one and five blooms. The flowers have green petals and sepals and a broad white lip.

Bloom Season: Spring to Summer

Growing Temperature: Warm to Cool

Additional Information: Provide high light (brighter than normal Cattleya conditions) for best results. Euchile mariae does best when grown mounted on driftwood or cork bark. Provide bright light and a dry winter rest. This species was first discovered in 1937.

Synonyms: Encyclia mariae, Epidendrum mariae, Prosthechea mariae


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