Monkey face orchid growing epiphytic rhizome leaf plant of the genus Dracula also known as Monkey orchid, Dracula simia, Monkey orchid perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, grow in subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10-11.
Leaves color green the leaves fleshy in linear shape.
Monkey face orchid flower
Flower shape remind Monkey face, orchid flower color can be: black, purple, red, blue, pink, white, orange, yellow, brown or green, the flower can be in more than one color it can be stripes, dots or shapeless, in order to see Monkey face orchid need some imagination
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Care requirements for growing Monkey face orchid:
Cold temp: 6-8c night 20c day (not hot summer), high humidity 65%+, soil sphagnum moss with little bark, the pot need to be open (with big holes) for the flowers and growth
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but really hard to start from seeds
Difficulties/Problems with growing Monkey orchid plant:
Very specific requirement
Pests and diseases:
How to prune a Monkey face orchid plant:
Dead leaves, roots and bloom stem
Size of the plant?
20-50 cm, 12-20 inches
Growth speed in Monkey face orchid:
Irrigation Water Management:
Big amount of water, high humidity
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade (light)
It is possible to grow Monkey orchid plant indoor?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
When does Monkey face orchid bloom?
General information about the flower
Monkey face flowers, the flower color can be: black, purple, red, blue, pink, white, orange, yellow, brown or green, the flower can be in more than one color it can be stripes, dots or shapeless
By Dick Culbert from Gibsons, B.C., Canada – 15.Dracula simia, the Monkey Face Orchid, CC BY 2.0,