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#1 dimitar

 
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 13:44 PM

Dracula pholeodytes, grown in cool to cold conditions.

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Dracula decussata syn.niesseniae, grown in cool conditions.

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This photo session is especialy for forum member Adilson from Brazil, he knows why :tu:
Cheers, Adilson!

Hope you like these orchids and if someone else grows such plants , fell free to post your pics in this thread.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 15:39 PM

Beautifule!!!! Where did you find them?

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:06 AM

Really nice Dracula, Dimitar.

Best regards,

Daniel

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:23 AM

This photo session is especialy for forum member Adilson from Brazil, he knows why :tu:


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Oh, I´m sorry! You should have mentioned it at the beginning of your post, so I would have switched immediately to another topic without looking at the pictures!










:devious: I can´t help it but Dracula pholeodytes looks like it lives up to its name and has just sucked blood from a poor victim. Hope it wasn´t your blood, Dimitar! :biggrin:

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:15 PM

:shock:

Oh, I´m sorry! You should have mentioned it at the beginning of your post, so I would have switched immediately to another topic without looking at the pictures!

Opps, did I really do this? Haven't I mentioned your name in this thread? Ahhh what a mistake I have done :shock:
Now I will add - " ...and especialy for Andreas." :tongue:

:devious: I can´t help it but Dracula pholeodytes looks like it lives up to its name and has just sucked blood from a poor victim. Hope it wasn´t your blood, Dimitar! :biggrin:


He he he, nice one! Should I name this thread " The orchid takes the blood out of its anonymous victim"? :lol:
What do u think, Andreas?

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 16:00 PM

Wow! Great orchids! :tu:

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 22:44 PM

Should I name this thread " The orchid takes the blood out of its anonymous victim"? :lol:
What do u think, Andreas?


Nooo, better is the headline: "Orchid killed gardener by sucking his blood!"

I think you would be visited by a lot of reporters of the yellow press then! :laugh: And in all European countries people can read about your bestial, bloodthirsty orchid. "Now there´s evidence count Dracula in fact is an orchid not an undead human", they´ll write....looooollll!

Hmm....that leads me to the idea of a nice cartoon.....hehehehe....

Now I will add - " ...and especialy for Andreas."


That sounds much kinder! :D I like your orchids, so it´s mean you only show them especially for Adilson! :blum3:


Kind regards

Andreas

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:42 AM

very beautiful flowers! it's just a shame that most draculas are large plants. if there were more miniatures, i would have collected more of them!

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 15:03 PM

Hi dimitar

Nice to see that your Draculas are doing well! I hope to see more of them in a near future!

Adilson

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 14:52 PM

Awesome!!!

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 11:59 AM

Dracula erythrochaete

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 12:42 PM

Congratz Dimitar.

Erythrochaete is labelled as an "Easy" and hot tollerant. But For me its one of the trickiest to get to bloom. I rarely see flowers from this species here.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:30 PM

Thanks, Adilson.
Frankly I grow D. erythrochaete in cool conditions with humidity above 85% all the time with constant air movement and it seems to suit this plant. :Laie_98:

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 20:55 PM

Very nice, I may have to invest myself....

Cheers
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 19:48 PM

Hahaha, the first orchid looks like a monkey face xDDD

Awesome

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:30 AM

I have about 23 Drac orchid plants, all doing well , well as good as they can for this climate.
here are a few photos of some flowers coming into season now at last.

Drac woolwardii

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Drac transilvania

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Drac roezlii

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Drac psittacina
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Drac posadarum with a bit of slug damage

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will be a lot more open in the next month or so , loads of flower spikes shooting out ,from many other plants .
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Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:54 AM

Intetesting! Do they need high light? Or would they be suitable under a bench for example?

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 13:41 PM

Very nice Dracs there mate. Awesome!


Intetesting! Do they need high light? Or would they be suitable under a bench for example?


Nope, they need shady position as much as possible, so under the bench in the greenhouse is best place. Very high humidity is a must and significant drop of the temps at night as well. Mine thrive at temps no more than 22C - 24C day and 10C or lower at night with humidity above 85% or more constantly...in other words cool to cold temps.

Here is the smallest Dracula from all Dracula orchids species.

My favorite Dracula lotax, still not in flower...

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 22:50 PM

For me I give them much more light than Dimi , and many here in AU seem to do the same, just works for me , I grow them in my nep G/H which is high land conditions and some what similar to the native Drac habitat ,from what I understand,, my temps do get high in summer , but with misting and fogging and water cooler they do very well , and put out multy spikes in spring like there doing now , hope to show more flowers soon