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Bulbophyllum aristilabre

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  1. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Bulbophyllum aristilabre
    Authored by: Jon​

    Description: Aka hapalochilus aristilabris. Plant was discovered in 1912 in New Guinea.


    - Summer: 60-90f
    - Winter: 50-80f

    Light: Medium light

    Humidity: at least 80%

    Air circulation: Slight breeze

    Growing location: Greenhouse

    Growing medium: Pot - Plastic, Sphagnum

    Growing medium notes: Would probably be happier mounted.

    - Frequency: Daily
    - Fertilizer & frequency: Daily with MSU at 1/4 recommended strength
    - Dry rest: No.

    Blooming season: Spring, Summer, Fall

    Flower size: Sepals are about 1" each. Lip is about 1" also.

    Plant size: Small clumping plant. Leaves are ~3" atop 1" pseudobulbs.

    Other firsthand observations: Difficult to tell the difference between this plant and bulbo nitidum in images. Nitidum is at least twice the size as aristilabre, though.

    Other plants growing well nearby:
    Bulbophyllum agastor
    Bulbophyllum microrhombos
    Bulbophyllum odoratum

    The Royal Botanic Gardens

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