Dracula octavioi

Dracula octavioi

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

Dracula octavioi is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.


Plant blooms from spring to fall with 2.5 cm wide flowers.

This species is distinguished by its long thin leaves, long dark thin tails, and pale flowers.


Plants are found growing on the eastern Andes slopes in southwestern Colombia at elevations around 2300 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: Octavio's Dracula


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

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