Lycaste schilleriana x xanthocheila


This is a hybrid between Lycaste schilleriana, which is characterized by its long petals and flowers, with Lycaste xanthocheila, which has stronger colors.

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General info


The genus Lycaste has a wide distribution from Guatemala to Ecuador, they are generally located in cloud forest although there are also a few species found in coastal areas, therefore more temperate climates.

They are characterized by having large plants with large, thin palm-shaped leaves that drop off in the dry season. Esto les trae una buena adaptación a los meses de verano en donde no reciben agua.

Many Lycastes are adapted to moderate elevations, which allows them to survive in hot places as long as they receive enough water. They are also epiphytes and do best on trees.

This genus is related to Anguloas andMaxillaria.

Common Name

Some Lycaste have a common name but most do not because they are very rare plants. Lycaste skinerii, is one of the parents of this cross and its common name is "White nun"

Scientific Name

This plant is a hybrid between:

Lycaste schilleriana Rchb.
Lycaste xanthocheila Oakeley


This plant is a hybrid  made inFinca Dracula.

Plant care

Substrate Size
Intermediate - High
Temperature and Humidity
Intermediate to Cold - Humid

Lycaste  drop their leave anually, they will turn yellow and fall off. This is normal and you should not be scared. During that period you can reduce watering to a minimum. In the middle of the dry season they begin to bloom. 

When it is growing shoots, leaves and flowers, it must be watered and fertilized abundantly. They are broad light tolerant plants but prefer high light and can be used to shade other plants.

They require large baskets and a lot of space with air movement so that they grow without difficulty and do not develop diseases.

This hybrid has parents that span elevation ranges from 500-800 meters above sea level.

Sale Presentation

Sales in Panama
  • 6" Basket
  • 3-5 pseudobulb per plant
  • Without Flowers
  • They are preferably sent without leaves
  • From in-vitro propagation
International Sale
  • Wrapped in newspaper without substrate
  • 3-5 pseudobulbs per plant
  • Without Flowers
  • They are preferably sent without leaves
  • From in-vitro propagation