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    Default Dracula Lotex

    This one its one of my smallest orchids, how much bigger does it need to get before it blooms. Right now it's putting on new growth.

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    I think it is big enough. Since I was told that it is a warm growing Dracula, I ended up getting it. Maybe more lights?
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    How much light does it need?? right now i have been giving it phal light but i only had it for about 2 weeks.

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    OH, maybe that should be sufficient. Wait for a few more weeks. You will be surprised. Being a Vanda grower, I never thought I could own a Dracula since most of them are low light with lots of humidity. But mine seems to be doing well. It is mounted on a piece of wood. I will post a pic once it blooms.

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    Wish I could grow a Dracula. It gets way to hot here. Looking forward to your blooms, Byron.

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    yes please post a picture. i was thinking of mounting it but i wasn't sure as they like to stay moist. Sorry to hear about the BD, why dont you try to grow it at home??? i have it under lights and it rarely gets above 80 degrees. AC is on 24/7 lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raver View Post
    yes please post a picture. i was thinking of mounting it but i wasn't sure as they like to stay moist. Sorry to hear about the BD, why dont you try to grow it at home??? i have it under lights and it rarely gets above 80 degrees. AC is on 24/7 lol
    I have tried before. I just don't have luck with them. Maybe I need a warm growing one.

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    Apparently all dracs like medium-low light levels. Alot of people here seem to grow them on washing lines strung underneath their greenhouse/shadehouse benches. If you ever get too much-you know where to send some

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    Yours should be blooming size, Byron. Never been able to get mine to bloom but haven't managed to kill it yet either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    I have tried before. I just don't have luck with them. Maybe I need a warm growing one.

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    Bruce, this is a warm growing one. That's why I got it. Othewise, any Dracula would die with my Vandas. It is growing under the vanda basket.

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