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Bulbophyllum planibulbe

Discussion in 'Culture sheets' started by Jon, Sep 10, 2009.

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  1. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Bulbophyllum planibulbe
    Authored by: Jon​

    Description: Discovered in 1907 in Penensular Malaysia through Thailand. This particular clone is from Pen. Malaysia.


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

    Light: High light

    Humidity: at least 80%

    Air circulation: Slight breeze

    Growing location: Greenhouse

    Growing medium: Mount - Tree fern

    Growing medium notes:

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

    Blooming season: Summer

    Flower size: 3/4" flowers are held at the end of a 2-3", wirey spike.

    Plant size: Plant is small, bulbs are perhaps 3/4" long and 1/2" wide. It is a creeping miniature that will make an incredible specimen plant. Especially considering the bulbs turn to a dark plum color with high light.

    Other firsthand observations: This plant needs pretty bright light to flower. Buds that stay wet for very long will blast. Especially in the early stages of spike development.

    Other plants growing well nearby:
    Bulbophyllum antenniferum
    Bulbophyllum maquilingense
    Neofinetia falcata (below planibulbe, thus less light)

    The Royal Botanic Gardens

    The information contained in this sheet is for personal use only. It is copyrighted by both the author and Orchids Interactive. It cannot be reproduced or distributed without the consent of both the author and Orchids Interactive.
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