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Encyclia fowliei

This is a discussion on Encyclia fowliei within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; i have had this plant for about a year now. the growth that is flowering ...

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    i have had this plant for about a year now. the growth that is flowering didn't grow as large as the others before it, it was beginning when i purchased it, and dwarfed out i assumed due to the stress of shipping and relocating. i did not expect flowers, but got a few anyway, so kudos to a strong little plant. it gets morning sun, lived outdoors all winter in socal, and gets bright shade most of the day. i water it a bit more often than my other encyclias and it has a bark mix with moss in a small 4" clay pot. the dark green leaves have a tinge of red which shows plenty of sunlight. they are supposed to have a light scent, and maybe they do, but it sits between a den kingianum in bloom, and an e cordigera, also in bloom, so it's hard to say if there is much of a scent so far. the flowers opened a chartreuse color, and have matured to a more golden yellow, especially in the sun.
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    Lookin good coeruleo.........................AL

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    So the encyclia gets bright light? I have mine in a make shift greenhouse where it gets a fe hows of reakky bright light but somewhat diffused. Would this be a problem?

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    this gets the brightest light of all my orchids really. in winter, full sun in the early morning, with very bright light all day through shade cloth, a bit less in winter (due to the angel of the sun being different). this encyclia lives at the top of trees in near full sun, in very humid/damp forests. it is a little different than most other encyclias, as it needs a bit more light i guess. i grow it with renanthera imschootiana, and den kingianum. and it was slightly fragrant yesterday afternoon. not one to buy for fragrance, but still nice that is had some. and it is sort of tea scented...

    you can tell by the leaf oclor if it is happy, it has darker leaves than my other encyclias, and the bright light gave the leaves a red tinge to the edges, which is normal in very bright light, but make sure to water more often than other encyclias. this one does not want to dry out much. it begins to shrivel up easily. a little moss in the mix helps.

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    By look at the first photo I initially thought that it's Vanda roeblingiana very similar especially the veins on the petals, it's wonderful species coeruleo take care.

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    i WISH it was a roeblingiana... that has been so darn hard to find here!

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    Lovely blooms!

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    these pictures are taken in the sun, so you can see some of the bright yellow that seems to fade away in the shade.

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    and here it is the first day, a bit more chartreuse.
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    so i don't see a huge amount of information about this orchid online. it does not seem to be difficult to grow... and it is known to flower on very small young plants such as my own. the flower display is noted to get better and larger every year, and eventually become very showy, so perhaps the tea scent is more noticeable then, as all sources claim it is scented. it took mine a few days to produce any scent so far, and it is a fresh scent, but not as strong as my other encylias by far. this stem already has a small branch, and mature specimens have very large branched flower stems in photos on the web. the flowers are only about 1 and 3/4 inch across. the plant is similar to a brassocattleya type leaf with tightly clustered, round encyclia pseudobulbs. however, the small flowers and branching flower spike are much like a cloud of small oncidium flowers, especially on larger plants i imagine. i picked it because i was having some luck with encyclias, and wanted one that was different than all the rest.

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    hmmm........ i seem to be having trouble uploading pictures when the site merges posts, they disappear.

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    flowers have wilted... we had three days or so of near 100 degree weather, which is unusual especially this time of year. i liked it, and so did most of my orchids, but this true cool-grower lost its flowers. so did one of my tolumnias.

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