We are very proud to offer you our Encyclia Tampensis Fucatum, otherwise known as the Florida Butterfly Orchid. These are special to us as they grow natively in our three acres dedicated to woods and wetlands. We are one of the very few nurseries that have Florida State permission to harvest, propagate, and sell our tampensis. In the four years we have been working on this project, we are proud to report a 300% increase in the wild occurrences of tampensis on our five acres! Now that we have given back to nature, we are finally able to begin selling our crop.
This "mount ready" tampensis are grown on their preferred substrate, old, damp, oak bark. What you see here is a clump grown in that bark that was layered on another layer of the same bark. This gives the bunch it's "sheet" like appearance and makes it ready for mounting to your substrate. We also pot grow our tampensis and you can do the same with this bunch if you so choose.
These are now in full spike and that adds a great deal to shipping cost as we try not to break those spikes. If you prefer, we can clip the spikes and save on shipping. Email us if you would like more information.
Please be sure to select IN BLOOM or NO BLOOM.
IN BLOOM Plants require special handling, packing, and expedited shipping that comes at a substantial expense, often well over $30. Please check out using standard shipping rate. Once you have placed your order, you will be contacted for Expedited Shipping set up and invoiced the additional cost (minus the shipping charged at checkout). Someone must be present for the delivery and a signature is required.
Plants out of bloom afford you some savings for both the plant and shipping. The bloom will match those in the photo. Blooming usually occurs May - June.