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Encyclia alta

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    2 spikes which i have intertwined , spikes about 3ft long , note in the background ( right hand side of top piccie)the spike of Ecyclia diota is already at 4ft & growing strong.

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    nice spikes, good growing

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    Wonderful, Steve. I can't recall seeing that many flowers on alata before. I love Encyclias. Just purchased prismatocarpum and nocturnum.

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    Love the dark color at the end of each petals. Congrats.

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    looks awesome. how big are the pesudobulbs?

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    Roughly 2" to 2 1/2" high.

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    Wow....awesome species.

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    Simply stunning! I agree with Wade, haven't seen that many flowers on Alata before. May I ask what your growing conditions are, particularly media? I haven't seen blooms on my alata in almost two years. :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jx3 View Post
    Simply stunning! I agree with Wade, haven't seen that many flowers on Alata before. May I ask what your growing conditions are, particularly media? I haven't seen blooms on my alata in almost two years. :-(
    Switched to a medium bark , a little perlite & a little charcoal about 6 months ago(was in s/h for about 10 yrs) & have noticed a definite increase in vigor.Light conditions about the same as my paph roth / paph roth hybrids.

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