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Ida locusta

Ida locusta

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Lycastinae
Genus: Ida
Species: Ida locusta
Alliance:
Binomial name
Ida locusta
(Rchb. f.) A. Ryan & Oakeley 2003


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

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on rocks with pseudobulbs covered by vegetation in Peru at around 2000 to 3000 meters.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with a single 11.5 cm wide flower. Flowers are apple scented.

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

Common Name:The Locust Green Ida

SynonymsEdit

  1. Lycaste locusta Rchb. f. 1879

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