It is an orchid species native to Mexico and Central America. It is characterized by its unique and intricate flowers that typically have a greenish coloration with subtle patterns. The lip of the flower often features a contrasting color, adding to its visual appeal. This orchid species is epiphytic, meaning it grows on trees or other surfaces, and it prefers bright but indirect light. Providing proper air circulation and allowing the roots to dry between waterings is important for its well-being. Encyclia bractescens is valued for its charming and exotic appearance, making it a sought-after choice for orchid enthusiasts.