Monday, April 15, 2013

Encyclia selligera

Encyclia selligera - Plant photo by Richard Lindberg

Encyclia selligera - Flower photo by Richard LindbergEncyclia selligera - Flower photo by Richard LindbergI have had this Encyclia selligera for several years. It has bloomed, but has also died back almost as quickly as it has grown. I would expect to have a larger plant if it were happy. At least I was able to take a new flower picture. I don't anticipate selling it on EBay, but if I do, I have a picture large enough for their new guidlines.

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

Perhaps it is time for a change. I am going to pot it and hang it outside for the summer. It is hard to tell until I get the plant off the mount, but there may be a backbulb division.


  1. Nice Encyclia! Let me know if you think there may be a division.

  2. It looks like it would be happy in my S. FL. garden. Very nice flower.