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Old 09-22-2008, 09:29 PM
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Two more to try to keep alive.

I wanted a monkey faced orchid and these are what I got. A Darcula vaspritillio and a Dracuvalia (M. pinceps x D. wallis). I just got these from Joe. Thanks Joe. I'm hoping my luck may change with these two. All the Masdies I've gotten from Joe have now croaked due to poor culture and/or neglect. Never had much luck with them to begin with. So I'm wishing with all my might these will do well, although not holding my breath on these. Wish me luck.
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:38 PM
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Good luck- Just give them some good TLC-
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:27 PM
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Nice plants! I am sending good growing thoughts your way....
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They like constant air movement, low light, cool temp, keep moist not soggy. I would also move them into a net pot or basket for better root air circulation. Let me know if you need and help
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:35 AM
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If you don't move to a net pot or basket as Joe suggests, I would at least switch them to a 2" clay pot with p'nuts in the bottom for added drainage.

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Old 09-23-2008, 08:08 AM
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They like constant air movement, low light, cool temp, keep moist not soggy. I would also move them into a net pot or basket for better root air circulation. Let me know if you need and help
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What about humidity levels?

OOPS...almost forgot...Solay...good luck w/these!! Practice makes perfect. :-)
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Humidity is important withe all Dracula's I mist and water mine twice a day but I also grow all of them in baskets
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Dracula's

While I'm no expert on growing Dracula's I have had some luck in getting them to bloom. The following is some general guidelines I follow for their care.

1 Light - low levels, keep from direct sunlight they will burn very fast.

2 Water - Dracula's like to be moist but not soggy. I water mine twice a day, rain water is best

3 Fertilizer - I fertilize with 1/2 the dose once a week

4 humidity - Dracula's need higher humidity levels the most. I keep a humidifier in my plant room running 24/7 and also mist them twice a day

5 Potting and medium - with only a few exceptions Dracula's will produce spikes from the top sides and bottom of the plants therefore it is necessary to keep them in either a net pot or as I do a basket. This will keep the spikes from getting caught as would happen in a regular pot. I also use only moss which also helps with the spikes forming and will help with the humidity as well.
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thank you very much for the useful post Joe
I am sure your post will help geeks with Dracula Care and Cultivation
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Thank you guys so much for the advice. I will move them into net pots soon and try to keep the humidity up.
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Orchid gods shine upon these two little plants.....
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Thanks Jenny. I need it.
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