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Lycaste tricolor

Lycaste tricolor.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Lycastinae
Genus: Lycaste
Species: Lyc. tricolor
Alliance:
Binomial name
Lycaste tricolor
(Klotzsch) Rchb. f. 1863


Lycaste tricolor is a plant belonging to the orchid genus Lycaste.

Distribution[]

Plants are found growing in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters

Description[]

Plant blooms in the spring with a single 6.4 cm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant

Culture[]

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.

Varieties[]

Image Name Description
Lycaste tricolor dark.jpg Lycaste tricolor variant petals are pink and sepals are brown, lip is pink

Naming[]

Common Name:The Three-Colored Lycaste

Synonyms[]

  1. Maxillaria tricolor Klotzsch 1852
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