Dracula orchid for sale – Easy plant to grow and grow for the ornamental flowers and for the leaves, planting all year better to buy plant, rhizome or another option to start from seeds yet more challenging.
Dracula orchid – information before buying:
Growing information: perennial plant, growing hardiness zone: 10b-11a, but mostly grown as house plant, water needed – big amount, light conditions – full shade, height: 10-30 cm, 4-12 inches.
Blooming all year in Dracula face shaped flowers that appear in black, purple, red, blue, pink, white, orange, yellow, brown or green color.
Dracula orchid for sale – What need to know before buying Dracula orchid?
Dracula orchid for sale
Dracula orchid plant have special requirement recommend to read and verify that can be provide to the plant the needs, Dracula orchid plant cold (subtropical) no frost, 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, full shade.
Soil – Well drained, pH acidic
Temperature – The natural environment is on the heights of the mountains and therefore it needs rather low temperatures. It supports temperatures around 5 °C (41°F). Dracula orchid loves shade. High humidity of 70 to 90% is necessary, in a well-ventilated environment. Keep daytime temperatures below 20 °C (68°F) with a cold climate regime. At night, temperatures should drop by at least 6-8 ° C (43-46°C), mainly for the “well-being” of the leaves.
Location – No direct exposure to the sun, shade.
Watering – Very regular to keep the substrate moist, the Dracula orchid must never dehydrate, as these orchids have no way to store water. The rhythm should be modulated according to the temperature: more frequent in summer when the plant is outside (every 3 days for example) than in winter. Use non-calcareous water at room temperature: rain water (in the countryside), spring water (Volvic type), filtered water (Brita carafe or other). Water the plant in the morning and never in the evening.
Fertilizer – Once a month, water with a half-dose “special orchid” well-balanced fertilizer. Use alternating growth fertilizer and flowering fertilizer. Take care never to overdose the fertilizers: Dracula orchids are very sensitive. Those grown in pure sphagnum will not receive fertilizer.
Repotting – In spring or in fall.
Pests and diseases – The Dracula orchid is relatively fragile, which is noticeable when its leaves are stained, indicating discomfort (too much light, heat, dryness, poor humidity …). It is also susceptible to fungal attack if the room is insufficiently ventilated. Aphids can also invade the plant.