Friday, July 6, 2012

Encyclia dickinsoniana

Encyclia dickinsoniana - Flower photo by Richard LindbergThe Encyclia dickinsoniana is in bloom. I have had it a little over a year and it is not larger. It has a new pseudobulb but one died. Although it bloomed last year, I suspect it is not bright enough. It is low and faces the north wall.

Encyclia dickinsoniana - Plant photo by Richard LindbergEncyclia dickinsoniana grows in Mexico down to Nicaragua in mountain forests at about 1000'. It is fragrant, warm to hot growing and blooms spring and summer. The genus Encyclia (Encycl) contains 240 species that grow throughout all of tropical America and the West Indies. They prefer intermediate conditions and a long, dry winter rest.

I could leave the plant as-is for another year. Another option I am considering is to un-mount and divide it. One part on a new mount and the other potted.

1 comment:

  1. If you want to trade a division, I have Encyclia Hanburyi.