Dracula diabola

Dracula diabola

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. diabola
Binomial name
Dracula diabola
Luer & R. Escobar 1979

Dracula diabola is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.


Plant blooms from spring to summer with a single 3 cm flower. This species is distinguished by its dark color inside and its red lip.


Plants are found in eastern cordillera Colombia at elevations of 2500 meters


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


Common Names: The Devilish Dracula


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

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