Dracula bella

Dracula bella

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. bella
Binomial name
Dracula bella
[Rchb.f.]Luer 1978

Dracula bella is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.


Plant blooms from winter to spring with a single 22.5 cm wide flower.

The plant was first discovered by Gustav Wallis in 1878. The plant is slightly similar to Dracula nycterina but differs by having larger reflexed sepals and a distinctive round shaped lip.


Plants are found in Colombia at elevations of 1800 to 2000 meters


Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to intermediate conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.


Common Names: The Beautiful Dracula


  1. *Masdevallia bella Rchb.f. 1878


  • Hermans, Johan & Clare. Orchid Digest special publication: An Annotation Checklist on the Genus Dracula. Orchid Digest Corp., 1997.

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