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Bulbophyllum wallachii

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Marni, Dec 9, 2008.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Any suggestions on how to grow this. I picked one up this spring in sad shape. It looks even sadder now, but not quite yet dead. I've check the countries of origin and that might indicate that it needs a dry rest. Any suggestions would be appreciated. That assumes it was properly ID'd to start with.
     
  2. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    Hi Marni.

    I grow this one, it does well for me. It is in a high ariflow spot and gets water like the bullk of my gh which is everyday during the summer and a few times a week during the winter. It does dry out pretty fast though due to its location. It is actually in active growth now.


    edit- sorry for the last post, I was thinking of a different species.
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Forrest. This was a rescue plant to start with, so I'm not going to take full responsibility for its death, but I would prefer to bring it back. I'll go with a dry winter rest and see if it grows in the spring.
     
  4. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I accidentally bloomed mine last year. Not sure what I did to make it bloom, though.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, Jon, it doesn't give me direction, but it does gives me hope. Did you like it? Should I mourn if I lose it?
     
  6. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    It's a wonderful species, Marni.
    bulboWallichii011008b.jpg
     
  7. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I just checked, and mine has a couple of new growths this year. I'll give some culture advice, but don't hold me to it.

    I grow it in the middle-upper range of intermediate, daily water in the growing season (i.e. spring, summer, & fall), a couple of times a week in the winter, and very bright. It's a semi-deciduous species, so don't freak out if the leaves drop.

    EDIT - Thanks for the avatar idea. That's a good pic.
     
  8. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    HEY MARNI!

    Just found a spike on mine. :cool:
     
  9. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'll be expecting a photo soon.
     
  10. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Well, it's a nubby little spike. I would expect the end of January might be realistic. Or even optimistic.