The Lycaste orchid genus contains very showy orchid flowers, usually triangular in shape because the sepals are longer than the petals and the petals face forward rather than sideways. They have conspicuous pseudobulbs with thin, veined leaves at the top. Flower stems have a single flower each, but you can get many from each growth. (The flower stems come from the base of the pseudobulb.) Flower colors include yellow, white, orange, green, red, and purple, among others. Many of these plants are fragrant orchids. Care is similar to the related Anguloa.