Dracula houtteana

Dracula houtteana

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

Dracula houtteana is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.


Plant blooms in the the spring and fall with one to six successive 1.9 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing on thin tree trunks in Colombia at elevations of 1320 to 1440 meters.


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: Houtte's Dracula


  1. Dracula callifera (Schltr.) Luer 1978
  2. Dracula carderiopsis (F. Lehm. & Kraenzl.) Luer 1978
  3. Dracula mosquerae (F. Lehm. & Kraenzl.) Luer 1978
  4. Masdevallia callifera Schltr. 1920
  5. Masdevallia carderi var. mosquerae Lehm. & Kränzl. 1925
  6. Masdevallia carderiopsis F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1921
  7. *Masdevallia houtteana Rchb.f. 1874
  8. Masdevallia mosquerae F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1925

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