Lacaena bicolor

Lacaena bicolor

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Lacaena
Species: Lac. bicolor
Binomial name
Lacaena bicolor
Lindl. 1843

Lacaena bicolor is a species from the genus Lacaena.


Plants are found growing in the forest of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua at elevations of 1100 to 2400 meters


Plants bloom in the spring with many 5 cm wide flowers.


Plants are usually grown in wooden baskets in partial shade. Use a well drain potting media such as medium fir bark with perlite, tree fern fibers, or sphagnum moss. Keep area humid and grow in cool to warm temperatures. Keep mix moist. Plant requires a short dry rest in the winter.


Common Name:The Two Colored Lacaena


  1. Acineta longiscapa (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Rchb.f. 1852
  2. Acineta wrightii J.Fraser 1889
  3. Lacaena bicolor f. alba Rolfe 1910
  4. Lacaena bicolor var. glabrata Lem.1854
  5. Lueddemannia sanderiana Kraenzl. 1897
  6. Peristeria longiscapa A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845

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