Friday, August 3, 2007
Now Blooming: Encyclia Cochleata
I grow this Encyclia Cochleata mounted to a section of tree branch. This branch is hung in the same Callistemon (Bottle Brush) tree that I grow my Stanhopea in.
It began blooming in May when this photo was taken, but is still blooming now with more buds yet to open. Some Encyclia growers will tell you that if you are growing them correctly, they should never be without a flower, (but between you and me, I think they are just party-poopers.)
If youd like more information on Encyclias, a good overview can be found at Orchids of the World, and more detailed info at Encyclia Enthusiasts. Have fun exloring!