Dracula gigas is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.
Description[edit | edit source]
Plant blooms from spring to fall with a single 10 cm wide flower.
It is similar to Dracula hawleyi but is usually darker in color and has a pink lip.
Distribution[edit | edit source]
Plants are found growing in the cloud forest of Ecuador at elevations of 1700 to 2600 meters
Culture[edit | edit source]
Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cold to cool conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.
Naming[edit | edit source]
Common Names: The Gigantic Dracula
Synonyms[edit | edit source]
- Masdevallia gigas Luer 1978
References[edit | edit source]
- Hermans, Johan & Clare. Orchid Digest special publication: An Annotation Checklist on the Genus Dracula. Orchid Digest Corp., 1997.