365 days of orchids – day 547 – Bulbophyllum dolichoglottis
This miniature Bulbophyllum has unusual flowers with a remarkably long banana shaped creamy white lip.
It is native to New Guinea where it is reported at 700m altitude. We have seen similar miniature bulbophyllums in Laos and their habit is to spread so that they cover the trunk and lower branches of their host trees.
We grow the species mounted on cork where it multiplies rapidly. We spray it once a day and hang it in a shady spot in Warm Asia and as you can see the orchid enjoys the mossy conditions that develop naturally on the mount.
Plants flower on and off over the summer months giving a real point of interest.