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Encyclia orchid with two spikes!

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    Default Encyclia orchid with two spikes!

    There are actually two spikes on this Encyclia. I always did like the salt water version of this, so it is only natural that I would enjoy the less intelligent, but more placid of the two species. I hope you enjoy the photos.
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    LOOK UP In THE SKY..........IT'S A PLANE!, NO IT'S A BiRD! NO IT'S FLYING OCTOPUS!
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    Very nice, Al. I have never grown those, but what I heard is that they are sequencial bloomers and keep blooming on the same spike.

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    Thanks, Al.

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    So two spikes would make it octopi?

    Love these, Al

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    Congrats! I really must get one of these...I love the shape!

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    Always enjoy this orchid's flowers, Al. Very nice.

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    Very nice! Unless the taxonomists have been at it again, I think this is still Prostheca not Encyclia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidsal View Post
    There are actually two spikes on this Encyclia. I always did like the salt water version of this, so it is only natural that I would enjoy the less intelligent, but more placid of the two species. I hope you enjoy the photos.
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    LOOK UP In THE SKY..........IT'S A PLANE!, NO IT'S A BiRD! NO IT'S FLYING OCTOPUS!
    No its actually a flying cockle-shell. These upside down encyclias are in section cochleata- the type is Ency. cochleatum.

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    Thanks Geoff I hadn't realized this till now. I had heard them called the 'jelly fish orchid'. AL

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