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Dracula bella X cordobae a possibility?

This is a discussion on Dracula bella X cordobae a possibility? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hi Everyone, I came across the possibility of purchasing a dracula bella X cordobae cross. ...

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    Default Dracula bella X cordobae a possibility?

    Hi Everyone,
    I came across the possibility of purchasing a dracula bella X cordobae cross. I looked at the care section on this site as well as others and cannot seem to find the particulars of caring for this plant. The plant is not yet blooming size. I am told that the two crosses are warmth tolerant crosses but exactly how warm I am not sure. I grow on tables in front of a window in our sun room that receives cool and heat as overflow from another room. I am not sure of the care of this plant and it is possible to grow. Temperatures in the room can fluctuate seasonally from 65 to about 85 degrees Fahrenheit. I am not sure if this would be compatible for this plant.
    Any thoughts or sites where I might find more info on the care of this orchid is appreciated.
    Thanks,

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    Most blooming size Draculas need to be in a net pot or basket as the spikes grow down through the media. Although I've had success when temps got into the upper 80s, they are at their best when they stay at mid 70s for a high and low to mid 50s for a low. As temps increase add more air movement and humidity. All my Dracs swayed in the breeze. Hope this helps.

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    Hi Wade,
    Thank you. That actually helps a lot. I also received some feedback from the vendor and it seems at least that this is something that I can try to grow- I will just have to be a bit more careful with it in the summer. It will be my first orchid that is a not a paphilopedilum or phal so we will see how it goes.

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    Drac. Swamp Fox...

    Day temps of 90F and night temps of 70F are normal year round for the Drac. cordobae parent. Drac. bella wants it 15 degrees cooler night and day, but the hybrid should be able to tolerate closer to the upper range as long as it does get a night time temperature drop.

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    Thanks Kirk! I can't wait to get this one in. If this works I am also going to try Dracula astuta.

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