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Is this a scary monster or what ? Dracula wallissii

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    Default Is this a scary monster or what ? Dracula wallissii

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    Natural spread of the flower - i.e. without flattening out. is over 7 inches, Difficult to show - unless a naturalistic display includes a tree with a horizontal branch, then you might look up at it - but that's a pretty rare chance. But worth growing, even if I have to pick the popt up to show the flower to visitors.

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    It's a hairy monster too!

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    Man, that is amazing, Geoff! Nice work!!

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    Nice! Does it always spike from the side rather than from the bottom of the pot?

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    Wow. Very nice Geoff.

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    This the first floweing, but there is a second spike looking similar.
    The idea that all dracs send their spikes straight down is quite wrong. I have maybe 6 or 7 different species in spike at the moment, and perhaps only half of them have spikes emerging though the net side wall ( I always use net pots, just in case). Drac diabolo, which has an even larger flower than this, has a very similar spike currently about 10 inches long, extending out sdeways....

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    Ditto! Very cool!

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    Love Draculas and this one is stunning!

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