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Bulbophyllum at November's meetig
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Author:  alohalou [ Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Bulbophyllum at November's meetig

Can someone please tell me the name of the Bulbophyllum that was on the show table at November's meeting with the purple flowers?
I would like to find the plant to purchase but can't remember the name.
If anyone knows a source of the plant please let me know.
Thank you.

Author:  maria [ Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:59 pm ]
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Hi alohalou and welcome to the forum.

I believe the plant you are referring to belonged to Liz and Pete S.
I emailed your post to them so hopefully you be hearing from them shortly.

Once again, so glad that you found the forum and hope you'll help me to keep it somewhat active- thanks.

Author:  PeteS [ Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:34 pm ]
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The plant you are referring to is Bulbophyllum facinator (syn. putidum).
I believe you can find it available at Parkside Orchids - www.parksideorchids.com
Good luck

Author:  alohalou [ Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:58 am ]
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Thank you Pete. I did find it at Parkside. Do you have a picture of your plant to post? Your plant was beautiful. Does it grow better on cork bark than on a pot?

Author:  PeteS [ Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:19 pm ]
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I find that most bulbophyllums grow better mounted, as their general culture is 'warm, wet and bright'. The wet part can create problems if the plants are potted, however it is difficult to over water most plants when plaqued.
That plant is watered everyday in the summer and every other day in the winter. If you tried that on a plant in a pot you would be lucky if it lasted more that a few weeks.
Also bulbos tend to be ramblers, so mounting lets them do their thing without having to repot as frequently. You can keep a plant on a mount for many years before it needs to be changed if you start with a large enough mount, and you can 'over mount' them without fear of problems like you would have with over potting.
I can send you a picture of the flower if you send me a link (I can't seem to find a way to include an image in this post), but I do not have a picture of the entire plant at this time.

Author:  alohalou [ Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:01 pm ]
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Thank you for the information. I will mount it when I get it. You can send the picture to my email : alohalou@optonline.net

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