365 days of orchids – day 38 – Bulbophyllum ambrosia

Bulbophyllum ambrosia is one of our most fragrant orchids with a wonderful scent of sweet warm honey. It is a pretty species from Southern China and Vietnam. It grows in lowland evergreen forest and we find it does well in our Warm Asia section kept shaded throughout the year. It has a potentially straggly growth habit with a few cm between each bulb and so it is well suited to a basket of open bark mix where it can be tied back into the basket as it grows and eventually form a ball covered in flowers.

The scent fill its end of the greenhouse – lovely.


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