Saturday, July 6, 2013

Encyclia selligera

Encyclia selligera - Flower photo by Richard LindbergEncyclia selligera - Flower photo by Richard LindbergEncyclia selligera - Plant photo by Richard LindbergOne of the good things about the collection reduction is that I am actually doing some things that I had "planned" to do but never did. Taking the Encyclia selligera off the mount and dividing it is one of those tasks. Now it is done!!

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.

This plant is in sphagnum over peanuts in a 4-inch clay pot. There are three pseudobulbs and stands nine inches above the pot.

I took the three pseudobulbs with leaves and the new growth and potted that. It is now the collection plant. I have a scruffy looking group of four backbulbs left over. They will appear very soon on the $5 table, a new page at the top of the blog. Look for it in the next couple of days.

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