Lycaste guatemalensis is a plant belonging to the orchid genus Lycaste.
Plants are found growing in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador at elevations around 1000 to 1700 meters
Plant blooms in late spring and fall with a single 9 cm wide flower
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 Guatemalan Lycaste
- Lycaste guatemalensis var alba Oakley 2008
- Lycaste skinneri var ipala
- Lycaste virginalis type ipala