Lycaste suaveolens

Lycaste suaveolens

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Lycastinae
Genus: Lycaste
Species: Lyc. suaveolens
Binomial name
Lycaste suaveolens
Summerhayes 1931

Lycaste suaveolens is a plant belonging to the orchid genus Lycaste.


Plants are found growing in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua at elevations of 600 to 1800 meters


Plant blooms from spring to summer with a single 9.5 cm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant.


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 Sweet Smelling Lycaste


  1. Lycaste aromatica var. majus auct. 1926

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