Lycaste Erin Crocker 'Wondermint' x Lycaste Abou First Spring '#10'
Brand new offering hybridized by Greg Uzar. The first parent is made using leucantha x schilleriana which resulted in apple green blooms with narrow segments and a pink lip. The second parent is a gorgeous large creamy white, that is from an otherwise pink cross. We know there will be a fair amount of color variation here but they are already good growers with warmth tolerance.
Growing Suggestions: Beautiful, lush foliage appears each spring and then is discarded by the plant during the winter months. Like most Lycaste we suggest growing this in a combination of cool dry winters and wet summers. Plants will do best in intermediate temperatures, with highs in the 80's. Foliage is thin, pleated and deciduous which means once a year all the older leaves will drop off. Repotting should only be done when new growth and roots are evident. Well draining, moisture retentive media and snug containers are best.
We have our first crop of these happily growing in 2.5" pots. They are planted in a seedling media with expanded shale added. We expect first blooms in about 12-24 months.