Discribed: (Ruiz & Pav.) Archila, 2002
Origin: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela.
Synonym: Lycaste longipetala
Temperatures: 8°- 18°C
Water: water weekly and mist daily. Requires a moist environment.
Air humidity: 75-95%
Placement: Full shade position+ good ventilation
Presentation: Flowering size plant. Cultivated in a 15 cm pot with medium bark and perlite.
Morphology: As it name suggest this orchid has long petals and results in flowers up to 14 to 17 cm tall. Large bulbs and long leaves up to 1 meter tall.
Flowering season: July, August, somethimes in spring and autumn.
Flowering time: +/- 4 weeks.