365 days of orchids – day 554 – Bulbophyllum frostii
This endearing little orchid is referred to by the students of the orchid project as ‘the little clog orchid’ which perfectly describes the little flowers that appear in twos and threes.
The species is native to Vietnam where it grows in warm forests at around 1450-1500m. Plants seem to enjoy a well drained but shady spot suggesting that they grow in the lower canopy.
We grow plants in Warm Asia where they do well both mounted and in baskets. We also have lots of seedlings growing in our propagation lab and we look forward to these being deflasked next year.