Dracula hirtzii is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.
Plant blooms from winter to spring with 6 cm wide flowers. This species is distinguished by its flexible hinged lip and intense red sepals.
Plants are found in the cloud forest of Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1300 to 2100 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.
Entomology: The species was discovered and named after Alex Hirtz.
Common Names: Hirtz's Dracula
|Dracula hirtzii var xanthina "New Zealand"||Sepals are yellow . Lip is yellow.|
- Hermans, Johan & Clare. Orchid Digest special publication: An Annotation Checklist on the Genus Dracula. Orchid Digest Corp., 1997.