365 days of orchids – day 212 – Encyclia elata

We have seen this species growing and flowering in seasonally dry lowland forest in Belize. (photo below)

Forest here was semi deciduous with a wet summer and autumn followed y a dry winter and spring. In cultivation it seems to do best for us in baskets and pots in good light and well watered when in active growth and dryer at other times.

The natural range of the species extends from Mexico south to Costa Rica and across its range the flowers vary in colour from browns greens and yellows.


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