There are around 30,000 species of orchids in total, so it totally makes sense that there’s one that looks exactly like the face of a monkeyand Dracula.
When you take a look at the world around you, you will see that there are many amazing things to ponder over and enjoy.Many of us tend to focus our attention on animals or landscapes, but don’t overlook the plants that are right under your nose
.This includes orchids.
Did you realize there are more than 30,000 different species of orchids on the planet?
Some of them may be relatively plain to see but there are a few varieties that are absolutely amazing.This includes the Monkey Orchid, which is perhaps one of the most unique flowers we have ever seen.
Not only does it have a unique name, but it also lives up to it.
The Monkey Orchid (Dracula Simia) is found in the forests of Peru and southeastern Ecuador.You might have to hike your way back in because they are found deep in the forest in the clouds at approximately 2000 feet above sea level.
The faces of the blooms are the combination of low petals in the stems.
The flower species was christened by Carlyle A.Lueren, a botanist, in 1978.
He referred to their petals that look like simians and have a surprising, citrusy scent that will put you in mind of fresh oranges.
This orchid can flower at any time of the year and sometimes they bloom one after the other
.There are 118 different species of the flower, all of which are found in Mexico, Central America, Colombia,
Ecuador and Peru with about half of them found in Ecuador.
You might want to try growing the flower at home but it isn’t all that easy to do so.You have to be very specific in the environmental condition.They like high humidity of up to 100%, a colder temperature, and low light.
The plants grow about 2 feet tall and you will want to plant them in sphagnum moss if you’re trying to plant them at home.Since they are difficult for a novice to grow, you might want to get your feet wet with other types of orchids before giving these a try.
Here’s another pleasant surprise when it comes to these cool orchids: their flowers are fragrant with the scent of a ripe orange.
These Rare Orchids Look Exactly Like Monkeys’ Faces And Are A Must Have In Your Garden”
Just when I thought it couldn’t get better.Well, its name Dracula comes from the long petals that almost resemble fangs, hence the reference to Dracula the vampire.I totally dig that.
This type of monkey orchid actually has more than 110 different varieties so if you see many different monkey faces just don’t be too shocked.There’s a lot of variety!
These cute little plants grow only up to 2 feet tall, and if you’re trying to grow them at home, it’s best to pot them in sphagnum moss instead of soil.
As earlier mentioned, they’re notoriously difficult for a novice to grow, but the Dracula Simia, along with several other species of Dracula orchid, is a prized addition to any hobbyist orchid grower’s collection! And we don’t blame them, who wouldn’t want to have these adorable flowers dotting their greenhouse?