I was curious after reading this thread and did a little searching and found the following
The interesting part is the elevation that it grows at, under 10 meters (32.81'). The elevation in Dallas, Texas is 430' (131 meters). That is a substantial difference. Also, growing like a cactus is quite different than my experience with most Encyclias. The term xerophytic means: a plant adapted for life and growth with a limited water supply.Found in Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands in xerophytic, low woody, bushy and cacti coppices at the base of trees and the roots anchored onto it and into the coral below at elevations under 10 meters as a giant sized hot to warm growing litho-epiphyte with upright reddish, tall psuedobulbs carrying 2 to 3 apical, erect, stiff leaves from which the plant blooms in the late winter on a terminal, erect, paniculate, several to many [to 200] flowered, 66 to 98" [3 to 4 meters] long, twining inflorescence with super fragrant, highly variable flowers reminiscent of honey and beeswax. This species needs to be grown like a cactus, especially in the winter as it occurs in an area that has 40 to 60% humidity through the night and 5 to 10% through the daylight hours. The area has very little real rainfall so watering like any other Encyclia will cause major fungus amongus.
Synonyms *Epidendrum altissimum Bateman 1838; Epidendrum hodgeanum Hawkes 1956; Encyclia hodgeana [Hawkes] Beckner 1970
With that said, I would keep the roots bare and cut back watering to about once every 3-4 days and see how it goes.
Then I would hang this little guy about 400 feet below sea level :P
On a serious note, maybe someone with more experience can explain what effects the difference in elevation will have on orchids.