Saturday, September 1, 2012

Lycaste Kiama Margaret AM/AOS


My Lycaste Kiama Margaret just finished it's flowering this season, it's an interesting hybrid (Lycaste Koolena x Lycaste Macama) that have large flowers and good color, making it's a nice addition to any orchid collection.

Lycaste - from the Greek word for nymph, this genus was dedicated to the daughter of Priam, last King of Troy and the blooms have regal appearance to them, for sure. I love the deep wine color of the petals with some white markings on the lips and always look forward every season seeing this beauty in bloom.

These orchids native to West Indies, Mexico, Central and South America where they grow on trees or rocks from near sea level to high elevations in the mountains and have pseudobulbs and large, thin leaves which are shed as the growths mature. In the home situation it means that they require good drainage and air movement, some shade in the middle of our summer. They love plenty of water while actively growing and then reduced watering in their resting period.

Another beautiful orchid that easy to cultivate for experienced orchid grower as well as beginner and will reward year after year with it's special, majestic, spectacular blooms.

10 comments:

Américo M.S. Pereira said...

I love Lycaste and this is a very beautifull flower. Thanks for sharing.

Blog da Bete said...

Lindo lycaste.
parabéns
abraços

Ana Carminda said...

I'm from Brazil!

Lindo o blog de orquídeas! Parabéns!!
Eu também estou fazendo um blog sobre orquídeas: http://anacarminda.blogspot.com.br/
Faça uma visita!

Andrea said...

wow Klara that is really gorgeous! I envy your collection of orchids, if only I am nearer, i will suggest that we make our own hybridization and culture in bottles so we can mass produce and sell them! I know how!

Masha said...

It is lovely. I am learning so much about orchids from your blog.

Jean said...

Wow! Just amazing blooms. It is really a great post. They are indeed very lovely. Thanks a lot for the share.

Jean @ CheapSheds NZ Limited

Samit said...

Nice information on Lycaste. I guess this must be a very exotic flower. can it be grown in india too?

Orchidflowers said...

Great Blog! This is the first I have seen the Lycaste, it is beautiful. Love your blog, I will definety book mark your site. Thanks again.

klaraau01 said...

Thank you to all of you for your kind comments and for letting me introduce to you this beautiful orchid.

Ron said...

What an incredibly beautiful flower. Really appreciate your taking the time to post these. They are another favorite genus of mine but plants for which I do not have space.