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Bulbophyllum odontopelatum

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Tom_in_PA, Dec 20, 2008.

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  1. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    I recieved this one in a trade over a year ago. Since I have had this plant it has more than doubled in size and has 40+ growths now so it is BS. I am growing it intermediate under lights next to Bulbophyllum ovalifolium and Bulbophyllum pardalotum which both flower for me.

    Does anyone have any advice to get this one to flower?
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The plant I have was collected years ago by a friend. It was from a relatively high elevation. I'm finding that it blooms less for me now than before, perhaps because I have raised my night temp over the years. But it does still bloom. I used to grow it at 50F nights, now it is 56. Makes me think I should try mine in another spot.
     
  3. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Mine needs more light than ovalifolium and pardalotum to bloom.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I like this forum. I'll try mine brighter and cooler.
     
  5. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    TY both

    hmmmmm....I already have it within a couple inches of the lights so I might have to move it to my other groing area, but the tempatures are warmer there :confused:
     
  6. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I wouldn't be too concerned about the higher temps, Tom. This species is a pretty tolerant grower.

    I've noticed that a lot of bulbos will grow quickly when subjected to temps lower than ideal. When I move them to higher lights and temps, they explode with flowers. I recommend you move the thing and stand back.
     
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    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    I am going down stairs now to grab it and move it

    Hopefully in a little hile I will be posting pictures of blooms ;)

    Thank you again
     
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    Is it blooming yet?
     
  9. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    MJ...hold on a second and let me go check
     
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    lol, okay.
    RU ready for Christmas? Whatcha getting the wife?
     
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    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    I got her a necklace from a local artist/jeweler she has been eyeing up for some time now (actually I had it easy and she went and picked it up for me to be sure she got the right one ;))

    Taking the kids shopping tomorrow for Mom then I will be done and ready.
     
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    What will you get this year? What hints have you dropped?
     
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    Marni is a huge source of information! I hope Tom will posts as soon as photos of flowering!

    ;)
     
  14. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    Well she is renewing my subscription to Orchid Digest and will also be getting me some gift certificates to whichever vendor the rest of the family is getting for me :D

    What about you are you ready...what are you getting?
     
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    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I'm a vendor. :)
     
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    Except for wrapping a couple of things, I'm done with this season. In more ways then one.
    As to what I'll get, who knows. I want a good paella pan, but that aint gonna happen. I'll get one for myself after the holidays. I also found a necklace I like and I'll order it too.
     
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    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    Guess what....I have one flower open up for me today and looks like 1 or 2 more spikes forming! If I get a chance I will try t oget a picture tomorrow if my chedule permits as I have finals this week!

    Thanks for the advice everyone as not only is it finally flowering for me but the plant seems to be growing twice as fast now too :D
     
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    Ain't this forum wonderful? Please post pics if you have time

    Finals, yuck!! I used to sing myself a little diddy upon the completion of my last final every quarter. And despite the fact that I finished college 15 years ago, that little song is going through my head at this very moment. LOL!
     
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    and the ditty is?
     
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    Did you do something different culture-wise, Tom? I need to check on mine in the morning and see if it has spikes.