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Diciduous Bulbophyllums

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Clark, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. Clark

    Clark Gator Member

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    I just picked one of these in a trade and was wondering about the correct watering regime, amount of light, and any other culture tips.
     
  2. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    Well, if you are referring to some sort of bulbos that I am not familiar with, I am afraid I cant be of help.

    However if you are referring to deciduous bulbos then I might. Which species specifically?
     
  3. Clark

    Clark Gator Member

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    muscarirubrum
     
  4. Einstein

    Einstein Expatriate

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    I'm glad you clarified that Clark.
    I was going to tell you that the plant I sent you last month wasn't actually deciduous. The 'no leaves look' was just an accident
     
  5. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I just grow mine in the GH. It bloomed accidentally this year. Supposedly it needs to receive less water for a few months.
     
  6. Clark

    Clark Gator Member

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    Which months?
     
  7. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Winter. I'll tone down the water for mine shortly. Going through February. These aren't dendrobiums that need complete drying. They just need a lot less water.
     
  8. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    Crap. I didn't even know some bulbos were deciduous. For now, all my 10-15 species have leaves.:eek: I just started getting a few so I'm still rather a newbie in this genera.
     
  9. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    I lost mine, literally. but when I knew where it was I would just cut back the watering on it when it was not actively growing from daily to once a week. I grew mine on cork with no moss.
     
  10. Clark

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    Mine is on tree fern with moss. Think I should get rid of some of the moss. Also, it has a new growth showing, is this OK for this time if the year?
     
  11. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    I am no expert as I only had mine for a year now and have not gotten it to flower yet but I have managed to get mine to grow a few new growths though. All of them are on tree fern with moss and as Jon said I slow the water in the winter time to twice a week when it is cooler then late winter/early spring I start water once a day again. I am told they flower once they drop their leaves but I have not seen this yet :(
     
  12. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    Clark, I think it depends on your conditions. but these should be allowed to dry between waterings. You dont want them to get bone dry but dont keep them wet. At least that was the way I did it.