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Enc. Tampensis

This is a discussion on Enc. Tampensis within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Back when I first began collecting orchids, I discovered a species native to our area. ...

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    Smile Enc. Tampensis

    Back when I first began collecting orchids, I discovered a species native to our area. The Encyclia Tampensis or Butterfly Orchid is native to Florida, south of Orlando (as well as Cuba, and the Bahamas). I will end up mounting these on a local tree eventually. First though, I think I will grow them mounted and get them a little larger so they'll have a better chance of surviving. First some small ones, next a flask!

    I got a great deal so I got 3....

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    One has a nice new growth...

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    One even has a tiny thing that looks like a flower spike...but it may just be another leaf growing. Time will tell....

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    Nice, Connie. I hope they grow well for you.

    Cheers,
    BD

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    they should do very well for you. I have seen ones growing and flowering in Southern Florida

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    I love the blooms on those guys and how lucky are you that you will be able to mount them and have them grow on a tree in your backyard!
    I would mount the 3 of them all bunched up together if I were you.

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    Congrats Connie I bet this one is flower spike, I love this species branching and many flowers and wonderful smell, I am awaiting the blooms, good luck.

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    They are hearty little buggers, you should do fine with them. I have them on my date palm and I never do anything for them but they grow and bloom well. Blooms usually appear around Mother's Day.
    Enjoy Cin

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    I have a dwarf date palm out front that would be an excellant candidate for being covered in orchids....
    Thanks all...this one finally came off my wanted list after 3 years.

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    I saw a ton of these guys last year when I was in Ft. Lauderdale. Sadly, I was there in January and they were not in bloom.

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