Thursday, May 21, 2009

Encyclia polybulbon 'Golden Gate' in bloom

Encyclia polybulbon 'Golden Gate' - 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 polybulbon (often listed as Dinema polybulbon) grows from Mexico to Nicaragua and parts of the West Indies. It is miniature, grows cool to hot and is fragrant.

I have only had this a month, and I dropped the pot onto the driveway bringing it home. I could see a spike forming so I left it as is, broken pot and all. I wanted to see the flower and to get a picture. Now I am going to mount it, possibly divide it first.

Encyclia polybulbon 'Kyung Sook' HCC/AOS - Photo by Richard LindbergI have another plant Encyclia polybulbon 'Kyung Sook' HCC/AOS, and as one would expect, there is a color variation between them. I will keep each picture with its own plant. This is a very fast-growing plant and I will have pieces to sell or trade.

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