365 days of orchids – day 542 – Bulbophyllum stormii

Following on from yeasterday’s monster, Bulbophyllum eberhardtii,  we have one of our miniature bulbophyllums flowering today.

Bulbophyllum stormii is native to Malaysia and is found from 1000-2000m altitude and we find that it enjoys warm shady conditions in our Warm Asia section (min 17C)

Flowers are 4cm across and very large relative to the size of the plant with its single 2cm leaves and tiny pseudobulbs. We grow the species mounted and it scrambles around forming a mat or ball of plant over time. This species is attractive when not in flower because of the grey green soft leaves.


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