Dracula orchids species


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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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Guest Andreas Eils

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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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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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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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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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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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

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