Growability scale = 3 (1=easy, 10= very difficult)
Photo Encyclia alata, AKA Epidendrum alatum, is a large, pseudobulbous epiphyte. When mature, the plant may reach 2 feet high, throwing a spike another 2-3 feet. The blooms are large, about 2.5-3", overall yellow/cream shading to dark maroon/brown at the tips. The lip is broader at the tip than the base, and striated in maroom/brown. The blooms are long lasting. The plants will grow very well in rather typical Cattleya conditions. They enjoy heat, up to 90 degrees in the day, and bright light, up to 4000+ FC. They are best grown mounted, with attention paid to keeping the humidity up, or in pots with a coarse mix. Water when the contents of the pot have just dried thoroughly.
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