Dracula roezlii is a black orchid. Black orchids are not actually black but a very dark purple.
It is an easy to grow orchid for cool to mediate temperatures.
Dracula roezlii is an epiphyte. Coriaceous leaves appear on a sturdy petiole.
Flowers appear on a horizontal or pending racemose stalk of up to 55 cm long, flowering successively. Flowers are about 10 cm large and very dark purple. Flowering occurs in spring and fall.
Masdevallia chimaera subvar. rubra, Masdevallia chimaera var. roezlii, Masdevallia chimaera var. winniana, Masdevallia roezlii, Masdevallia roezlii var. rubra, Masdevallia winniana
Cloud forests, between 1,800 and 2,350 m.
Dracula: from the Latin dracon (dragon)
Roezlii: in honor of Benedict Roezl, an Austrian orchid collector
Cool to intermediate
Keep the substrate moist
Special orchids substrate
Provide specialized orchid fertilizer once a month.
Every 2-3 years, in the spring, when the plant becomes too large for the pot.
By division of the rhizome
- Dracula roezlii: Luis Baquero