Lycaste aromatica 4" LIMITED
species - Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador
These are just beginning to start new growth and, though small, should flower this year for the first time. This Lycaste, named for it's sweet cinnamon scent, likes dappled light, cool- intermediate temperatures and prefers to be kept a bit dryer after its leaves fall (which is normal late in the year). As new growth emerges resume normal watering and rather heavy feeding.
Flowers appear in late Winter-Summer, are produced singly on upright stems about 6" tall and up to 10 at a time on mature plants. They are nearly 3" across, are long lasting and on a multi-growth plant can make an amazing display.
NOTE: when the leaves fall, they leave 2-3 apical (top of the pseudobulb) spines that will surprise the unwary, especially during re-potting.