Lycaste tricolor

Lycaste tricolor

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Lycastinae
Genus: Lycaste
Species: Lyc. tricolor
Binomial name
Lycaste tricolor
(Klotzsch) Rchb. f. 1863

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


Plants are found growing in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters


Plant blooms in the spring with a single 6.4 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.


Lycaste tricolor dark Lycaste tricolor variant petals are pink and sepals are brown, lip is pink


Common Name:The Three-Colored Lycaste


  1. Maxillaria tricolor Klotzsch 1852

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