Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17
Like Tree9Likes

Encyclia cordigera

This is a discussion on Encyclia cordigera within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Encyclia cordigera likes to grow dry and bright. This pink version has a very nice ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    tucker85's Avatar
    tucker85 is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Jeff Tucker
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas, Phalaenopsis, Vanda
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Plantation, Florida
    Posts
    2,446
    Member's Country Flag

    Default Encyclia cordigera

    Encyclia cordigera likes to grow dry and bright. This pink version has a very nice fragrance in the morning. I once had the purple version of this same species and it had an even better fragrance.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  2. #2
    tradceci's Avatar
    tradceci is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Carmen
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    I can't decide!
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Puerto Rico
    Posts
    314
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Almost bought one yesterday. It was competing with a dendrobium aggregatum, and the dendrobium was in better shape, so I got it. This is the next one on the list. It is beautiful!

  3. #3
    Halloamey's Avatar
    Halloamey is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Amey Bhide
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya alliance
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Pune, India
    Posts
    5,363
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Wow Jeff ! This one is definitely on my wishlist now. Very well grown !!

  4. #4
    orchidsal's Avatar
    orchidsal is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    AL
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vandaceous Types
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    3,776
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Great blooms Jeff. I was wondering when you say grown "dry" are you talking a dry season like winter or something else? I see nice fat, smooth pseud-bulbs in your photograph so I was thinking it must be well watered with no prolonged dryness. AL

  5. #5
    tucker85's Avatar
    tucker85 is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Jeff Tucker
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas, Phalaenopsis, Vanda
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Plantation, Florida
    Posts
    2,446
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by orchidsal View Post
    Great blooms Jeff. I was wondering when you say grown "dry" are you talking a dry season like winter or something else? I see nice fat, smooth pseud-bulbs in your photograph so I was thinking it must be well watered with no prolonged dryness. AL
    When I say grown dry, I mean it's in an open basket with some tree fern fiber so when I water it, it dries out within a couple hours. I water it twice a week during the summer and once a week during the winter. I drench it really well but it dries very quickly.

  6. #6
    gardenguysorchids's Avatar
    gardenguysorchids is offline Don't be afraid to color outside the lines
    Real Name
    Bill
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Paphs, Oncidium,and Catts
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    3,526
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Thanks for osting this beauty. I just bought one yesterday at our orchid society auction. Am grateful for the growing tips. I love the scent. The one I bought is just opening.

  7. #7
    mauraec's Avatar
    mauraec is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Maura Caffrey
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Paphiopedilum lowii
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Englewood, FL
    Posts
    3,092
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Love it, Jeff, and thanks for the growing tips - I bought an Encyclia bractescens (pentotis) just for the fragrance at our orchid show a month ago - it has very tall pseudobulbs - looks almost like a dendrobium. It has small bloom sheaths that look pretty hopeless - do you know if Encyclias will bloom in a poor-looking sheath eventually? I have heard that cattleyas will do that...

  8. #8
    eorchids's Avatar
    eorchids is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Eric
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya, Laelia, Phalaenopsis
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Orléans, France
    Posts
    1,886
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Very beautiful Encyclia. Bravo Jeff.

  9. #9
    tucker85's Avatar
    tucker85 is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Jeff Tucker
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas, Phalaenopsis, Vanda
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Plantation, Florida
    Posts
    2,446
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Love it, Jeff, and thanks for the growing tips - I bought an Encyclia bractescens (pentotis) just for the fragrance at our orchid show a month ago - it has very tall pseudobulbs - looks almost like a dendrobium. It has small bloom sheaths that look pretty hopeless - do you know if Encyclias will bloom in a poor-looking sheath eventually? I have heard that cattleyas will do that...
    I don't think I can answer that, Maura. I only have two encyclias. The sheaths on mine were small and didn't look all that impressive. Hopefully your's will bloom well. They're usually spring or summer bloomers.

  10. #10
    walingwaling's Avatar
    walingwaling is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Ron
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Bulbophyllum, native orchids
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Tacloban city, Leyte
    Posts
    6,064
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Very nice and a healthy looking plant too!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Encyclia Cordigera var purpurea AND Encyclia Auza? (Aromatica x atropurpurea)
    By RedEcho in forum Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: February 12th, 2012, 12:43 PM
  2. Encyclia cordigera x alata
    By smwboxer in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: April 11th, 2010, 04:07 PM
  3. Encyclia cordigera
    By zainal abidin in forum Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: March 21st, 2010, 06:28 PM
  4. Encyclia cordigera
    By hera in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: May 9th, 2008, 12:11 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.