Most of the species of both of these spectacular genera are bird pollinated. They grow in the cloud forests of Central and South America. Fragrances vary from candy to carrion. Colours range from neon to secretive. The amazing shape comes from the sepals; the petals and lip are minute in Masdevallia. In Draculas the lip is enticingly mobile. Good humidity is a must to grow these genera successfully. This is especially true for Dracula which must remain moist at all times. Hybrid vigour makes the hybrids much more adaptable and therefore easier to grow.