Dracula Walasii BS in a 11cm pot with Sphagnum moss.
Common Name Wallis' Dracula [German Orchid Collector 1800's]
Flower Size 2 x 10 [5 x 25 cm]
A Colombian species of the central cordillera at elevations of 1600 to 2800 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, subplicate, elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, indistinct, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on a stout, horizontal to descending, 8.8" to 14" [22 to 35 cm] long, loose, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and carrying a tubular floral bract and has a hinged movable lip otherwise very similar to D chimaera.
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 a