Dracula orientalis is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.
Plant blooms in the spring with a single successive 3 cm wide flower.
This species is distinguished by its long thin leaves, white spotted sepals, and long tails.
Plants are found growing in the cloud forest in eastern cordillera of Norte de Santander, Colombia at elevations around 2050 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 Eastern Dracula
- Hermans, Johan & Clare. Orchid Digest special publication: An Annotation Checklist on the Genus Dracula. Orchid Digest Corp., 1997.