Encyclia alata growing epiphytic orchid leaf plant of the genus Encyclia, Encyclia alata perennial evergreen used as ornamental fragrant cut flower plant, can grow in tropic, subtropics, mediterranean climate or as houseplant.
Leaves color green in linear to elliptic shape in the base of the leaves there is like bulb.
Flower fragrant color can be: red, purple, yellow, brown, cream, green, white mostly more than one color from the middle to the end it mostly darker, flowers with spots, dots, stripes, flowers with five narrow linear petals and the in the middle like a dancer.
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Requirements for growing Encyclia alata:
Recommend temperature at day time 22C (71F) - 30C (85F) at night time 10C (50F) – 20C (68F), moist, change old soil, cork soil, bark or bark chip, transparent pot, pot in that will be fit (not too big) room temperature water, clean water (rain water), when change pot need to cut the dead root, need to cork before start to become compost and acid, recommend to use Styrofoam to give air for the root, drained soil, more than 50% humidity
What is the best way to start growing Encyclia alata:
Plant / Seedling / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction in Encyclia alata?
No, but really hard to start from seeds
Difficulties/Problems with growing Encyclia alata:
Need to change the pots and the roots grow once a year, better not to put it directly in big pot
When is the best time to plant a Encyclia alata plant:
All year (in places that the winter too cold and the summer to hot better to start in the spring)
Pests and diseases in Encyclia alata:
Aphids, spider mite
When is the best time to prune a Encyclia alata plant?
How to prune a Encyclia alata:
Old yellow leaves, after the bloom cut the stem
What is the size of a Encyclia alata plant?
20-60 cm, leaves
Growth speed in Encyclia alata:
Encyclia alata Irrigation Water Management:
Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing Encyclia alata:
Full Shade (with a lot of light)
It is possible to grow Encyclia alata indoor?
Growing Encyclia alata is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
When does Encyclia alata bloom?
Spring / Summer / Autumn as long given the right temperatures and different between temperature night and the day (in warm summer bloom in the autumn and spring)
General information about the flower:
Dancer flower in the middle with five narrow linear petals, flower can survive one month, color can be: red, purple, yellow, brown, cream, green, white mostly more than one color from the middle to the end it mostly darker color pattern can be with spots, dots, stripes,