Dracula saulii is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.
Description[edit | edit source]
Dracula saulii is a recent discovery from Peru and distinct. The flower is snow-white on the inside, with a pink-brown band on the outside. The inside of the flower is covered in something that is almost too thick to be called "hair". Most unusually, the dorsal tail is one-half to one-third the length of the lateral tails. Multiple clones are in cultivation already; some have strongly reflexed sepals, making the bloom appear almost like a rounded snowball, while others with less reflexed sepals retain a more typical triangular shape.
Distribution[edit | edit source]
Plants are found growing in Peru
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]
Etymology: Named for Saul Ruiz of Peru.
Common Names: Saul's Dracula