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Encyclia alata

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    Default Encyclia alata

    "the Winged Encyclia" It is a hot to warm growing species, although I grow mine intermediate. The spike is close to 3 feet long this year, branched with many flowers that have a sweet honey fragrance. It is found from Mexico through Costa Rica occurring at altitudes of 0-1000 meters, most usually as an epiphyte.




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    It is a beauty, tried to kill mine last summer it is trying to act alive but we will see.
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    Cute. I like it!

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    That is one great specie.

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    It is a beauty.
    I have 1 in spike myself.

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    Nice!
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    I've just fallen in love with another encyclia!

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    I do love my encyclias--I am eager for my small alata to bloom. Do they have to be big plants to bloom? Mine has about 6 marble-sized pbulbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mehera View Post
    I do love my encyclias--I am eager for my small alata to bloom. Do they have to be big plants to bloom? Mine has about 6 marble-sized pbulbs.
    The p=-bulkbs on mine are about an inch in diameter and 1.5" tall, topped by an 8" leaf. There are only about 5 p-bulbs on mine. Are yo sure yours is alata? Enc. tampense has much smaller p-bulbs.

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    Lovely!

    I sure do like the encyclias, wish they seemed to like me more! They don't die, but they don't really grow (aka live) either. LOL

    Oh well.

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