Friday, June 19, 2009

Encyclia hanburyi in bloom

Encyclia hanburyi - 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 hanburyi grows in Mexico and Guatemala as a terrestrial. It needs bright light, is cool to warm growing and blooms in the spring.

This plant picture is a couple of years old. I need to check the roots and see if it needs dividing. The blooming was not very strong this year, but I suspect it is because of the location. It has ended up in the north-east corner of the greenhouse. That is not bright enough for most Encyclias.

There was a time when I paid more attention to my Encyclia plants. They were the focal point of my collection for awhile but they got crowded out by newcomers. I am going to have to do something with them to improve their conditions. They are very rewarding and the flowers are long-lasting.

3 comments:

  1. The flower you posted should be Encyclia spatella.

    Rob

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  2. Thanks for the heads-up. I'll re-check that.

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  3. Well, I FINALLY checked and change the listing. Thanks again.

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