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Dracula lotax-

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Dracula lotax is a fairly commonly offered species of Dracula because it tolerates warm conditions quite well and is substantially smaller growing than most of the other Dracula species. It is a very easy to grow orchid under the right conditions and multiplies rapidly. They are closely related to Masdevallia (and indeed were in that genus until fairly recently). Members of this genus are often called 'monkey-faced' orchids, and it is hard to miss the little monkey face in these small cream colored flowers once you are looking for it. Like almost all pleurothallids, they require ample humidity and relatively low light levels, especially for flower production. It is very hard to grow these (for sale) without damaging or burning some of the leaf tips, this is normal and these plants will probably have a few leaves with brown tips. If you can keep the humidity high and fertilizer levels low, they will outgrow this.
 
Note: If you have purchased 'monkey faced orchid' or 'monkey orchid' seeds on the internet, you have wasted your money. This is a long running scam out of China. Unless you have a laboratory, don't buy orchid seeds, it isn't going to work for you.   
 
Dracula lotax is very well suited for terrarium growing as it loves high humidity and shade. It can be more difficult to grow these well on a windowsill or in a greenhouse. Unless your growing area has been set up specifically for cloud forest orchids, I suggest putting these plants in a glass vase or fish-bowl with some high quality sphagnum moss as the planting material. This increases humidity around the plant. Some people will cover the opening of the growing vessel with plastic wrap. Keep these evenly moist but not sopping wet.

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