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Help with Dracula please- spots

This is a discussion on Help with Dracula please- spots within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hello everyone, My Dracula has several black spots on the leaves. I dusted them with ...

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    Default Help with Dracula please- spots

    Hello everyone,
    My Dracula has several black spots on the leaves. I dusted them with cinnamom in case it's fungal but I want to make sure I don't have my husbandy all wrong. It is hanging in our sun room temps approximately high 70's to 80 during the day and low 70's at night. I mist it heavily every day in the morning. I plan to put an oscillating fan in the room this weekend as temps warm up. It's a bella x cordobae. What am I doing wrong and what might the spots be?Name:  DRacula.jpg
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    Hi Traci,
    Most of the time black spots on leaves of Draculas are due to heat stress. Draculas are cool growers and daytime highs in the 70'S is pushing it...let alone 80's. I had a few in the kitchen last year and the leaves were slowly consumed by these spots. I moved them all to the basment with my Masdevallias (daytime highs of 68) and they are growing great, no more black spots. A fan gently moving the air may help a bit if you dont have a cool grow area. I also know someone that encloses their Dracs in a 10 gallon aquarium with icepacks during the hot summer days.

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    Thanks Jeromy,
    I have since installed a fan. I will move to the fish tank ice pack method if this doesn't work. It is supposed to be a warmth tolerant hybrid. The nursery Said it was raised in a greenhouse that gets up to 85 but is sure there was likely better air movement.
    Since I wrote the original post it has grown a spike. Hopefully I can make it happy enough to bloom.

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    The key word is warmth 'tolerant'. Will it tolerate warmth yes how much and how often and how long of a duration is up to the individual plant. Congrats on the spike! Be sure to post some pics after it blooms, dracs are soo stunning!

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    I will definitely do that. Hopefully it will bloom soon.

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