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Encyclia plicata

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Marni, May 8, 2012.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I would be interested to know if anyone grows this and if so, what is the temperature range. Thanks.
     
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    I find the Caribbean species E.plicata a tough, durable, and rewarding Encyclia to grow. it seems to be quite adaptable to various environmental conditions favoring mounts over pots, and in a warm, bright humid situation.

    My nicest E. plicata is 6 years old, growing in an 8" basket in an exceptionally fast draining coco husk, hydroton, tree fern fiber mix . It thrives in with my mostly Brazilian Catts in close to the brightest location in my greenhouse

    I rarely disagree with Cattleya tribe cultural information provided at the truly excellent website:

    http://cattleyaorchidsource.blogspot.com/2010/03/encyclia-plicata-pleated-encyclia.html

    "Additional Information: Encyclia plicata is a robust grower and does best mounted on a substantial tree branch. Provide ample water and fertilizer during periods of active growth and then allow the plant to rest by reducing water for a few months. Provide bright light, warmth, and humidity for best results. There is an alba form of the species."
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hi fisx, welcome to OI and thanks for the information, that gives me the answers I needed.