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Bulbophyllum thaiorum

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Marni, Jan 20, 2009.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I wanted to ask at what temperature range(s) people are growing this species. Actually, any cultural advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. Lika[Sweden]

    Lika[Sweden] Svenska

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    Hi there

    This is a lovely species. I think it's easy to grow. What colour do you have on it?
    I have 10 different plants, in 4 different colours. Still locking for the alba form. I keep them all out in our GH. Lowest temp during night is 14 C and during day 20. During summer temperatures around 25 in day and 18 in night.
    I give it less water during the winter. Everyday in summer. I grow it on epiweb, given a low nutrition every time we water.
    I feel that they are a bit tricky after I repotted them. But after half a year they are growing fine.

    This is the first plant I bought 4 years ago, It grows all throu the year and flower in spring.

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3227/2538342508_7a3e1444b3_o.jpg

    Yellow form:
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2147/2458927772_5caefbb331.jpg?v=0

    Orange form:
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2271/2155480680_775a7bd82d_b.jpg

    Linda
     
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  3. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    I have a couple of these as well. I grow them in bright indirect light, intermediate temps.
     
  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you Forrest and Linda for your input

    Linda, that yellow one is incredible! I've had my plant only since April. It was in sad shape when I got it. It put out a spike, but I took it off to keep from stressing the plant, so I don't know what color it is. Judging by the number of plants you have, it must be a favorite species.
     
  5. Lika[Sweden]

    Lika[Sweden] Svenska

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    One of the resons that I like this specie is that the leaves are so beautiful with the dark purple backside. and the variety in the colour of the flower of course
     
  6. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    I agree Lika. IT is a great little species. I have 3 or 4 clones of this one. It doesnt take up much room and the flowers are awesome.
     
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    I like the yellow one too! I will need to find a yellow clone
     
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    Marni
    I have a couple of these, one of each color and they all both bloom. I grow them W/I. They really like moisture during the summer. Mine are all mounted on tree fern.