Dracula erythrochaete

Description

This species produces flowers that truly have a monkey face (I actually see baboon)! This species produces flowers with white sepals with red stripes that radiate from the center and a red dot on its "forehead". The main body of the flower is 1.5" and the overall length is 4". Not only that, each flower spike will produce 2-5 flowers in succession over a period of a couple of months. The 4" flower spikes will emerge from around the margin of the plant as well as out of the sides and bottom of the basket and the flowers face down. Must be hung because of the flowering habit.

Flowers (for us) late summer-winter. 

These plants are wonderful to own if you can give them what they want. Dracula culture is simple; cool, moist, and shady. Minimum low temp of 46 degrees F and a high of around 85. Anything over 80, keep the plant really wet. We like to water them morning and evening at least a couple of times a week in the summer. Folks with greenhouses that have swamp coolers grow them directly in front of the cooler. We give our plants lots of light in the winter and lots of shade in the summer. The nice thing about this group is if you can grow one Drac you can pretty much grow them all. Like their cousins the Masdevallias, when these plants are happy they grow like weeds and are prolific flowerers. 
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    Description

    This species produces flowers that truly have a monkey face (I actually see baboon)! This species produces flowers with white sepals with red stripes that radiate from the center and a red dot on its "forehead". The main body of the flower is 1.5" and the overall length is 4". Not only that, each flower spike will produce 2-5 flowers in succession over a period of a couple of months. The 4" flower spikes will emerge from around the margin of the plant as well as out of the sides and bottom of the basket and the flowers face down. Must be hung because of the flowering habit.

    Flowers (for us) late summer-winter. 

    These plants are wonderful to own if you can give them what they want. Dracula culture is simple; cool, moist, and shady. Minimum low temp of 46 degrees F and a high of around 85. Anything over 80, keep the plant really wet. We like to water them morning and evening at least a couple of times a week in the summer. Folks with greenhouses that have swamp coolers grow them directly in front of the cooler. We give our plants lots of light in the winter and lots of shade in the summer. The nice thing about this group is if you can grow one Drac you can pretty much grow them all. Like their cousins the Masdevallias, when these plants are happy they grow like weeds and are prolific flowerers. 

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