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Cockle Orchid, Clamshell Orchid
Scientific Name: Encyclia cochleata (L.) Dressler
Synonym: Anacheilium cochleatum, Anacheilium cochleatum var. triandrum, Encyclia cochleata var. triandra, Epidendrum cochleatum, Epidendrum cochleatum var. triandrum
Family: Orchidaceae
Cockle Orchid, Clamshell Orchid (Encyclia  cochleata)
Encyclia cochleata in Curtis Garden Magazine
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 17,21-24

Sun Exposure: Part sun to full sun

Origin: Central and South America, Mexico, southern Florida (endangered in Florida)

Growth Habits: Evergreen perennial; leaves, up to 12 inches long (30 cm), up to 1 inch wide (2.5 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water, needs good drainage


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