Ida fragrans

Ida fragrans

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Lycastinae
Genus: Ida
Species: Ida fragrans
Binomial name
Ida fragrans
Oakley 2003

Ida fragrans is a plant belonging to the orchid genus Ida.


Plant is found growing in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1400 to 1900 meters


Plant blooms in the fall with two to three 6.2 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant at nighttime.


Grow in diffused bright light and keep in cool to intermediate 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 Fragrant Ida


  1. *Lycaste fragrans Oakley 1994

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