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Dracula mopsus

This is a discussion on Dracula mopsus within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; THE UGLIEST SPECIES OF Dracula ! This is native to montane cloud forests in western ...

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    Default Dracula mopsus

    THE UGLIEST SPECIES OF Dracula!

    This is native to montane cloud forests in western Ecuador.

    Dracula mopsus


    Flower at 5x


    Side view


    -Pat

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    The flower has kind of a baby-bird-seeking-worm aspect to it. :-)

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    Cool.
    The last photo makes it look carnivorous!

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    Oh wow. Now I understand the name!

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    Very Different.
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    Bizarre yet intriguing.

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    Wow, that is weird! I have always wanted a Dracula vampira (The black one with the green and white center.) I am going to get one some day. I am just worried it is way to hot here for it to live.

    Thanks for the introduction to this one, Pat.

    Cheers,
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    Thanks all! I won't be able to reply to the other threads tonight, as I am in Gainesville right now on the way to Atlanta...

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    Wow, that is weird! I have always wanted a Dracula vampira (The black one with the green and white center.) I am going to get one some day. I am just worried it is way to hot here for it to live.
    BD,

    This species can grow in warmer conditions, ONLY because it is sooooo ugly! Dracula vampira will grow easily for you if you give it good air circulation, plenty of water, and little sunlight (dark green leaves). I've been experimenting with this technique for about a year now, and I notice that if your humidity is high and your temperature is warm, then avoid watering the leaves. If your humidity is very low, then it doesn't matter... Thanks!

    -Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahon View Post
    Thanks all! I won't be able to reply to the other threads tonight, as I am in Gainesville right now on the way to Atlanta...



    BD,

    This species can grow in warmer conditions, ONLY because it is sooooo ugly! Dracula vampira will grow easily for you if you give it good air circulation, plenty of water, and little sunlight (dark green leaves). I've been experimenting with this technique for about a year now, and I notice that if your humidity is high and your temperature is warm, then avoid watering the leaves. If your humidity is very low, then it doesn't matter... Thanks!

    -Pat
    Cool, Pat! Thanks!

    Cheers,
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    It does look as tho it could bite! Judi

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