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Orchid 'Encyclia polybulbon'

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Encyclia polybulbon
This orchid from Central America has amber coloured petals which contrast its white lip. Encyclia polybulbon is very small, making it very suitable to keep in a terrarium. The flowers have a strong, pleasant smell. Because Encyclia polybulbon grows on trees in the wild, you can attach it to a piece of cork at home to have it grow from there.
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Encyclia polybulbon
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Encyclia polybulbon Encyclia polybulbon
Plant type
flowering plant
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
10 cm
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
limited

Product info

This orchid originating from Central America is found in the area in between South Mexico and Nicaragua. It can be found in the mountains, which characterizes the care it needs. This orchid can also be found on Cuba and Jamaica. As the name 'polybulbon' suggests, it has multiple bulbs from which leaves spring. Each can have 1 to 3 leaves. Encyclia polybulbon blossoms with one amber coloured flower, with a white lip. Due to its rambling growth it is preferably placed on slabs of wood or cork. It requires much light and can even take some sunlight as well. From the apex of the mature bulb a short inflorescence will grow and produce a lovely single, fragrant flower during wintertime.
Height:
5 cm
5 cm
Width:
5 cm
5 cm
Adult height:
40 cm
40 cm
Adult width:
10 cm
10 cm
Flower period:
All year
all year
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Flowering plant
flowering plant
Growth habit:
Climbing
climbing
Growth habit:
Epifytical
epifytical
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Araflora info:
Botanical
botanical
Properties:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
Central America
Central America
Altitude range:
0-1000 m
0-1000 m

Plant care

Because Encyclia polybulbon originally grows on high altitudes the temperature should be around 25⁰C. At night it should be around 8⁰C colder than during the day. Don't let the temperature drop below 15⁰C or rise above 30⁰C. For the best results, water the plant using rainwater or distilled water whenever the roots dry slightly. With a higher humidity, this should be less frequent. Encyclia polybulbon needs a light spot, out of direct sunlight. A proper humidity and plenty of airflow will help prevent infections and disease. Orchid-mix will be a suitable substrate, but you can also attach it to a piece of bark. You can find this and other components in our ‘Plant Accessories’ section. Make sure moisture is able to drain from it. Old flowers can be cut from the plant.
Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
No direct sun
no direct sun
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Not standing in water
not standing in water
Maintenance:
Can be pruned
can be pruned
Air circulation:
Large
large
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Air humidity at day:
60-90%
60-90%
Air humidity at night:
70-90%
70-90%
Temperature max:
30 °C
30 °C
Temperature min:
15 °C
15 °C
Fertilize:
Medium
medium
Soil ph:
<6-7>
<6-7>
Soil type:
Mixed
mixed
Repotting:
After 1 year
after 1 year
 

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