Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Encyclia selligera in bloom

Encyclia selligera - Photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Encyclia (Encycl) contains 240 species that throughout all of tropical America and the West Indies. Intermediate conditions, long dry winter rest.

Encyclia selligera grows in Mexico, the Bahamas and Central America in low altitude forests. It is fragrant.

I bought this in bloom from the member sale table at San Francisco Orchid Society. There was a fern added and it was attractive but grows pretty fast.

I have tried to remove the fern and have learned that the smallest piece of root will allow the fern to get restarted. I am not ever going to add a fern any of my mounts because before long it becomes a mounted fern with an orchid instead of a mounted orchid with a fern.

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I have plants for sale on eBay.

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