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Lycaste tricolor

Lycaste tricolor

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


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

DistributionEdit

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

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with a single 6.4 cm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant

CultureEdit

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.

VarietiesEdit

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

NamingEdit

Common Name:The Three-Colored Lycaste

SynonymsEdit

  1. Maxillaria tricolor Klotzsch 1852

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