Dracula psyche

Dracula psyche

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

Dracula psyche is an epiphytic orchid in the genus Dracula.


Plant blooms from winter to spring with 2 cm wide flowers.

This species was discovered by Father Andreetta and Alex Hirtz in northwestern Ecuador.


Plants are found growing in the cloud forest of northwestern Ecuador at elevations of 2000 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 Butterfly-Like Dracula


  1. *Masdevallia psyche Luer & Andreetta 1978


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

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