Encyclia pollardiana - Pollard's Encyclia

Encyclia pollardiana

Common Name: Pollard's Encyclia

Native to: Mexico. Encyclia pollardiana is found growing in the Mexican states of Jalisco, Michoacan, and Nayarit where it grows on trees up to 1400 meters in elevation.

Plant Size: Large. The pseudobulbs are large and have two or three leaves.

Flower Size: Medium.

Flower Description: Flowers of Encyclia pollardiana bloom on a 24 inch long (60 cm) branched flower stem.

Bloom Season: Spring

Growing Temperature: Warm to Cool

Additional Information: Encyclia pollardiana was named after a Mexican orchid enthusiast who was active in the mid-20th century. Grow mounted or in a pot with a loose, open growing media suitable for Cattleya orchids. Provide typical cattleya conditions.

Synonyms: Epidendrum pollardianum

Photo courtesy of Abundaflora.

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