Encyclia dickinsoniana

Encyclia dickinsoniana - Photo by Richard Lindberg

Encyclia dickinsoniana grows in Mexico down to Nicaragua in mountain forests at about 1000'. It is fragrant, warm to hot growing and blooms spring and summer. The genus Encyclia (Encycl) contains 240 species that grow throughout all of tropical America and the West Indies. They prefer intermediate conditions and a long, dry winter rest.