Dracula ophioceps

Dracula ophioceps

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. ophioceps
Binomial name
Dracula ophioceps
Luer & R.Escobar 1978

Dracula ophioceps is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.


Plant blooms in the summer and fall with a single 2 cm wide flower.


Plants are found growing in southwestern Colombia at elevations around 1600 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: The The Snake-Headed Dracula

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