Lacaena spectabilis

Lacaena spectabilis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Lacaena
Species: Lac. spectabilis
Binomial name
Lacaena spectabilis
(Klotzsch) Rchb.f. 1854

Lacaena spectabilis is a species from the genus Lacaena.


Plants are found growing in Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1200 to 1650 meters


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


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 intermediate to warm temperatures. Keep mix moist. Plant requires a short dry rest in the winter.


Common Name:The Beautiful Lacaena


  1. Lacaena nicaraguensis L.O.Williams 1964
  2. *Nauenia spectabilis Klotzsch 1853

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