Dracula Gigas (BS)
Dracula Gigas BS in a 11cm pot with Sphagnum moss.
Common Name The Gigantic Dracula
Flower Size 4" [10 cm]
Found in Valle de Cauca Colombia and Ecuador in virgin cloud forests at elevations of 1700 to 2600 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, carinate, narrowly elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, indistinct, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a purple, stout, erect sometimes horizontal, 2' [60 cm] long, successively few flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with tubular floral bracts and produces large, single flowers in procession.
Min Temp 7C
Max Temp high 20s C
Humidity above 75%