Sudamerlycaste gigantea


Discribed: (J. Lindley) Archila, 2002
Origin: Colombia, Ecuador.
Synonyms: Lycaste gigantea, Ida gigantea
Temperatures: 10°- 20°C
Water: weekly. Mist daily.
Air humidity: 80-90%
Placement: Full shade position+ good ventilation
Presentation: Flowering size plant. Cultivated in a 9 cm pot with fine bark grain.
Morphology: As it names suggest. This species grows big, with leaves up to 80, 90 cm long and producing flower stems up to 60 cm with 6 to 7 cm large green flowers.
Flowering season: From spring to autumn.
Flowering time: +/- 3 weeks.
Fragrance: No scent