Dracula brangeri is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.
Blooms throughout the year with 2 cm wide flowers. Flowers are successive and vary from red-orange to pumpkin orange (on the same plant). Leaves are narrow and pointed.
This species has never been documented in the wild. It was first identified in Europe. The plant originated from a Colombian orchid collector, who sold it to Herr Hubein of Germany, who then sold it to Christian Branger, of Lunteren, The Netherlands. The published locality of the Eastern Cordillera is merely a guess as Colombian orchid collectors often travel throughout the country.
Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cold to cool conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist.
Common Names: Branger's Dracula
- Hermans, Johan & Clare. Orchid Digest special publication: An Annotation Checklist on the Genus Dracula. Orchid Digest Corp., 1997.