Lycaste cochleata is a plant belonging to the orchid genus Lycaste.
Plants are found growing in the mangrove swamps and rainforest of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua at elevations of 0 to 1000 meters
Plant blooms from summer to fall with a single 5 cm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant.
Grow in diffused bright light and keep in cool to warm temperatures. Keep humidity from 40 to 70%. Water regularly during growing season. The potting media should be a little moist in between waterings. To prevent rot, avoid water from touching leaves. Reduce watering during the winter. Pot plants in 75% fine bark and 25% perlite or in full sphagnum moss.
Common Name:The Shell-Shaped Anther Lycaste
- Lycaste cochleata var major Oakley 2008
- Maxillaria cochleata (Lindl. & Paxton) Beer 1854