Schomburgkia lyonsii

Common Name: Lyon's Schomburgkia

Habitat: Cuba and Jamaica. Schomburgkia lyonsii is found growing on exposed rocks in dry upland forests and valleys from sea level to 800 meters in elevation.

Plant Size: Large. The erect pseudobulbs of Schomburgkia lyonsii are tall and cylidrical to tappered and have two or three leaves.

Flower Size: 1.5 inches (3.75 cm)

Flower Description: The smallish flowers of Schomburgkia lyonsii are clustered near the end of a long, arching inflorescence.

Bloom Season: Spring

Growing Temperature: Warm

Additional Information: Schomburgkia lyonsii is a lesser know species of the genus Schomburkgia. Grow on driftwood or cork plaques or slatted wood baskets. Mature plants get to be quite large. In nature, they are exposed to strong sunlight. Provide bright light in cultivation with air movement to keep the foliage from burning. Mature plants can become impressive specimens.

Synonyms: Bletia lyonsii; Laelia lyonsii; Scomburgkia carinata; Schomburgkia lyonsii var. immaculata


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