Tampa Butterfly Orchid


Encyclia tampensis

Growth HabitsTightly clustered, small bulbs

Growth DifficultyEasy (given the proper sunlight)

Growth Period April – September


Small plant with many flowers

Emits honey scent when flowering

Flower spikes & stems are 8-10 inches long

Smaller Sized

Fun Facts

Attracts wide range of honeybees

Right Plant, Right Host, Right Conditions

At The Kampong, there are standards on how to properly care for and grow your orchids in South Florida. This Step-by-Step guide will teach you how to ensure your orchid is happy and healthy within your home.

Right Plant

Owner should be aware of growing season

Must Haves: Cable tie, Velcro Tape, Green tie Tape

Growing Tips – Take care to avoid covering the pseudo bulbs or leaves

Right Host

Prefers rough bark trees such as: Oak, Mango, Mahogany, & Avocado

Less optimal with smooth bark or surface areas such as: Ficus, Solitaire Palm, Royal Palm, & Gumbo Limbo

Recommended Surface Area  – 

3-4” tall, 3 pseudobulbs minimum, 3/8-1/2” diameter

Right Conditions

Prefers sunny area with afternoon shade

Less optimal with deep shade, continuous all-year moisture, decomposed mounting medium

Weekly watering

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