Sunday, October 18, 2009

Encyclia bracteata

Encyclia bracteata - Flower photo by Richard LindbergEncyclia bracteata - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThis is a long-time member of my collection. It is trouble free and blooms every year in the summer. This year it is blooming again now.

Encyclia bracteata grows in Brazil in low elevation forests. It is fragrant, warm growing.

In the process of arranging plants so that they have a favorable micro-climate, sometimes I have to make compromises. With this plant, I moved it up a notch in light level even though literature doesn't list as a very high light plant. It seems literature was wrong.

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