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Encyclia Pseudobulb

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    Default Encyclia Pseudobulb

    I'm almost as excited to see the size of this pseudobulb as I am over a new bloom.
    This was one of those "bag" orchids I bought last July.
    Encyclia Rioclarense
    The leaves have been purple for most of it's life no matter where I locate it in the greenhouse.
    I know it's normally a sign of stress but not sure how concerned I should be.

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    Hope some Encyclia grower will give some advice. But it does look like a yummy eggplant.

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    The purple color is not likely a sign of stress. In most plants, it is an indication that it has been getting a lot of light - consider the color to be a "tan" - but it can also be an indication of intense color in the flowers, as well. Purple color can be an indicator of a potassium deficiency in some plants, but that is very rare in slow-growing plants like orchids. Frankly, aswell as that is growing, I think you have nothing to worry about.

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    Love those fat pseudobulbs.
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