the following 2 plants are available now.
Who comes after will go in pre order ( I should get the new delivery around the 18/09 )
The draculas in the photo are the plants available, the ruler is 15 cm, as reference.
All the plants are very healthy and 1st quality, who comes first choose first :)
The plants are blooming size ( refers to a plant that has the potential to bloom for the first time within a growing season / 6 month )
I do not know the knowledge of orchids you have but it is important I put 2 point in focus:
1. all of them have a leave that is crinkly. This is due to the way there were born and kept: in a terrarium, with not too much space.
So it is not a default but just a normal of lack of space in this conditions, but it also means they are not eradicate from wild areas.
2. since I got them I have decided to make them live outside.
The weather is perfect!
Around 20C during the day and 8/9C during the night, perfect!
It means that the plant is hardening ina real life condition but it also mean that it looks less 'artificial' ( they may have a spot on leaves for instance).
Again it is natural as the plants are living in a natural environment.
I am sure you know all that but has I never met you and many people are new to Orchids I think it was worthy to spend few words.
If you never had a Dracula please send me the note for the pdf guide
They are a bit different from the others and delicate ( and not much flexible too in matter of needs )
Very rare orchid!
The orchid genus Dracula, abbreviated as Drac in horticultural trade, consists of 118 species.
The strange name Dracula literally means "little dragon", referring to the strange aspect of the two long spurs of the sepals
They were once included in the genus Masdevallia, but became a separate genus in 1978. This genus has some of the more bizarre and well-known species of the subtribe Pleurothallidinae.
These epiphytic and terrestrial species are distributed in Ecuador.
This is called Dracula Gigas and you can read about it in magazines and I am sure you saw on tv, it is very curious and also absolutely rare.
Often in the internet it is confused with the ' Dracula Simia ' but they look different: the monkey face is the Gigas.
They prefer shadow and an even, rather cold, temperature.
In fact they grow in the misty, cloudy mountains in Ecuador, around 2000 mt tall.
The wish to stay cold at night ( 8/10 C max) and not more than 20C during the day.
And love the humidity so do not forget to spray them with water ( save the one from the rain as they do not like the tap one!)
When they start flowering, if they find the right place, they won't stop as they are not dormient.
No need of braight light, infact in the place of origin the mountains are misty s absolutely not on the direct sunlight!
Lovely, lovely orchids