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Dracula erythrochaete

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Liana, Aug 1, 2014.

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  1. Liana

    Liana New Member

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    Lovely bloom, approx. 3" not including the tails. It has several spikes presently. I grow this below the level of the benches so it receives about 900-1200 fc lighting. Daily watering, temperatures this summer 60-85 cooler in the winter. It has a tendency to "wilt" a bit during the heat of the day, but recovers beautifully late in the day and morning.

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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Beautiful. There are so many cool growers that I would like to culture but my conditions don't permit it (without a significant investment).
     
  3. Liana

    Liana New Member

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    Yes, it is quite the investment even here on the west coast. We have some temperature spikes into 100 on occasion. This year, thankfully it has been rather mild and the plants are doing well for it. I have a large swamp cooler that is outside set on thermostat. I also have a smaller cooler that I have set on a timer for those days I know it's going to get too hot for the larger cooler to keep the temperatures down. It's worth it for me, I love those cool growers!