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Encyclia cordigera

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    Question Encyclia cordigera

    I got this baby at the local show this past weekend. Its and Encyclia cordigera, but its white and purplish with green edging. Would you call it and alba form?

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    I have no idea what it would be called other than Beautiful!!
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    Glad you like, I'm hooked on Encyclias.

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    I would think alba would be green and white only...I've seen some cordigera like that. It may be considered semi-alba though.

    Lovely plant you have...Encyclias are my fav.

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    Do encyclia's have any special needs compared to other orchids??

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    Very beautiful bloom.

    Cheers,
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    Very nice and beautiful light on the second picture ...

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    As far as I know Encyclias have the same/ similar requirements as Catts. I have bloomed a cochleata in a south window, water twice a week, in medium bark on MSU fertilizer. They seem to be undemanding.

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    Now not a semi alba either. A semi alba would be green petals and sepals with the color on the lip. Encs need less water than Catts and a bit higher light. Their roots want to dry quickly after a watering. I grow mine either mounted or in baskets. I have even seen people grow them with wine corks as the medium.

    Yours is very pretty

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    Hmm...so I'm quite successful with my catts here-most are potted in plastic with a chc/bark/chopped sphag/etc. mix and I water about every 5 days. Basically NO humidity on my window cills.

    I have a couple of encs...one potted up like my catts-and it throws off new growth, is in the brightest SE window I have, but no blooms in the year+ I've owned it. (Enc. bassavolae). Wonder if it would be happier in a basket?

    My Enc. fragrans is mounted on wood w/sphag over the roots and it seems happy, new growth, no bloom but it's only been here since fall. SE window. And, my track grecord with the cochloatas sucks-the one I have now is potted in my bark mix in a clay pot. And, it's not doing much....

    Would they all like to be brighter and dry out even further? Hm...


    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    Now not a semi alba either. A semi alba would be green petals and sepals with the color on the lip. Encs need less water than Catts and a bit higher light. Their roots want to dry quickly after a watering. I grow mine either mounted or in baskets. I have even seen people grow them with wine corks as the medium.

    Yours is very pretty

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