Dracula tubeana
( Rchb. f.) Luer, 1978



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D. tubeana is from Ecuador and has been found at a wide range of altitudes from 75m and up to 2400m.

This is a temperature tolerant species since it has been found  at surprisingly low altitudes but as with all Dracs keep the RH above 80%  especially to avoid bud blasting!

The leaves are  4 - 5 cm (2") broad and about 20cm tall (7 3/4"). D. tubeana carries one of the largest flowers of the genus, almost 25cm (10") tail to tail!

I grow this one in live Sphagnum moss and I use an open basket since the inflorescence grows into the compost.