Bulbophyllum collettii – 365 days of orchids – day 849

We have some amazing bulbophyllums flowering this week and the first we will feature is this deep red flowered species that was a hit at the London Show over Easter.

Bulbophyllum collettii is native to forests from India to Northern Thailand. Its intricate flowers attract fly pollinators and a really worth a close look.

Bulbophyllum collettii is a compact grower (the plant here is in an 8cm basket) but with large flowers and is tolerant of a wide range of temperatures as it is found from 200m altitude in hot lowland forests right up to 2000m in cool evergreen forest. We find it grows best in our Warm Asia Section where is is a reliable flowerer every spring.


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