Chysis tricostata

Chysis tricostata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
SubTribe: Bletiinae
Genus: Chysis
Species: Chy. tricostata
Binomial name
Chysis tricostata
Schlechter 1923

Chysis tricostata is a species in the genus Chysis.


Plant blooms in the spring with five to ten pendant flowers. Flowers are 4.1 cm wide and fragrant


Plant is found growing in the cloud forest of Nicaragua and Costa Rica at elevations around 1360 meters.


The plants should be in moderate light and intermediate temperatures. The plants can be potted in a well drain mix such as coconut husk or tree fern fibers or mounted. The plants should be watered and fed heavily while they are in active growth, and watering should be reduced during the winter during the resting period. They should never be allowed to completely dry out, however, even during the rest period, and the pseudobulbs should never be seen to shrivel.


Common Names: The Three Ribbed Chysis

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