Dracula Care Guide

You’ve probably heard of a monkey-faced orchid and aren’t sure if someone was just pulling your leg, or if they are in fact, “a thing”. Monkey-faced orchids are real and they’re denominated Dracula orchids, first described by Carlyle Leur in the publication Selbyana in 1978. The curious thing is that neither the Transylvanian vampire Dracula nor the forest monkeys are what inspired its name. Dracula orchids come from the Latin, draco, which means dragon. To care for Dracula orchids (or monkey-faced orchids), you need to provide low light conditions, around 1,200 fc to 2,000 fc, a humidity range of above 70% preferably between 75-80%. They prefer cool growing environments between 50 to 77F (10 to 25 C) . Dracula orchids hardly like any fertilizer, but grow with daily waterings, and lots of cool air movement. TIMESTAMPS: 0:00-0:24 Introduction 0:24-0:55 Dracula Orchid Name & Origin 0:55-2:25 How Dracula Orchids Live in their Natural Habitat 2:25-3:59 Artificial Lighting for Indoor Setups 3:59-4:28 How Altitude Influences Temperature 4:28-4:44 How Altitude Influences Humidity 4:44-5:43 Fragrance and Common Dracula Orchids 5:43-6:45 Watering in a Terrarium: How a False Bottom is Crucial 6:45-7:19 Cool Mist Humidifiers Create Great High Altitude Environments 7:19-7:43 Airflow Prevents Fungus, Bacteria, and Other Yucky Stuff from Growing 7:43-9:11 Fertilizing Dracula Orchids 9:11-10:03 Potting Media for Dracula Orchids 10:03-10:58 How Pollinators Influence Fragrance in Dracula Orchids 10:58-11:16 Crosses & Divisions 11:16-12:19 When to Repot and Divide a Dracula Orchid 12:19-12:34 Thank you for Watching!!

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