Lycaste lanipes is a plant belonging to the orchid genus Lycaste.
Plants are found growing in Peru, Ecuador and Brazil at elevations around 2500 to 2600 meters
Plant blooms in the winter with a single 4 cm wide flower. Plant is similar to Ida ciliata but differs by having drooping sepals and a 7 keeled callus
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.
Common Name:The Wooly Column Foot Lycaste
- Lycaste mesochlaena Rchb. f. 1854
- Maxillaria lanipes Ruiz & Pavon 1798