Dracula Amaliae (NBS) - small
Dracula Amaliae NBS in a suitable messh pot with Sphagnum moss.
Common Name Amalia's Dracula [Sra Lehmann de Sarria Colombian grandaughter of Orchid Collector 1900's]
Flower Size 4" [10 cm]
Found in southwestern Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 1800 to 1900 meters as an small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 close, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer through fall on a purple, horizontal to descending, succcesively few flowered, racemose, 3.2 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] long inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a tubular floral bract.
Min Temp 7C
Max Temp high 20s C
Humidity above 75%
Growing Notes from AOS
Masdevallia & Dracula
Masdevallia, a genus of some 350 species usually from cool, misty mountains of the New World tropics, is known for its showy flowers with sepals striking in their size, shape, and/ or color. Their need for a cool, damp environment makes them an excellent choice for cool, coastal climates.
LIGHT levels for this group usually are thought of as fairly l