Dracula hirtzii is an epiphytic orchid. DescriptionPlant blooms from winter to spring with 6 cm wide flowers. This species is distinguished by its flexible hinged lip and intense red sepals.DistributionPlants are found in the cloud forest of Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1300 to 2100 metersCultureKeep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to intermediate conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.NamingEntomology: The species was discovered and named after Alex Hirtz.Photo CC2. 0Dracula hirtzii Luer, Orchid Digest 43: 38 (1979)Authorsunoochi from Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

Dracula Hirtzii


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