Lycaste, abbreviated as Lyc in horticultural trade. Lycaste habitat extends from Mexico to Bolivia. This genus produces large, showy triangular flowers that are waxy and long-lasting.
More light is usually provided as new growths form pseudobulbs. Evergreen species prefer less light. Shading is very necessary during the spring, summer and autumn as burning of the thin plicate foliage can easily occur.
These require the highest temperatures, appropriate over 18-20ºC
In the summer, the plants must be thoroughly watered and misting is required, in the fall, reduce watering.