Dracula psittacina

Dracula psittacina

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Dracula
Species: Drac. psittacina
Binomial name
Dracula psittacina
[Rchb.f.]Luer 1993

Dracula psittacina is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.


Plant blooms in the spring and fall with one to six successive 3.75 cm wide flowers.

The plant was first flowered in the collection of Sir Trevor Lawrence in England.


Plants are found growing in central and eastern cordilleras of Colombia at elevations of 2200 to 2400 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.


Common Names: The Parrot Dracula


  1. *Masdevallia psittacina Rchb. f 1876


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

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