Dracula vampira (NBS)

Dracula vampira (NBS)

SKU: ORCHID1005
£29.10Price
Dracula vampira. Sold as NBS in a suitable size pot with spagnum moss.
 
Dracula vampira is a striking orchid that is only found in the cloud forests of one mountain range in Ecuador. It grows on mossy trees, attached by its roots that also absorb water. It is highly sought after by orchid enthusiasts who wish to cultivate this weird and wonderfully captivating plant for its gothic beauty.The generic name Dracula means 'a little dragon' and alludes to the fancied appearance of the flowers (Luer 1986). Dracula vampira is native to Ecuador. It is found in cool cloud forests at 1,800-2,200 m above sea level.Overview : A herbaceous epiphyte, about 15-28 cm tall.Leaves: Green, strap-shaped, about 15-28 cm long.Flowers: The large sepals are the most noticeable feature of the flower; they are broad at the base and narrow into a long thin tail. The sepals are pale green but look much darker due to the purplish black veins that converge at the narrowed tips. The much smaller petals are white with purplish veins and look rather insignificant compared to the sepals. The small fungus-like lip is white with pinkish veins.There can be up to six flowers on a single inflorescence, opening one by one over the flowering season. The flowers are 20-30 cm wide