WSBEorchids

Bulbophyllum thaiorum – 365 days of orchids – day 862

Bulbophyllum is a fantastically diverse genus from giant stinky things like last week’s Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis to this little miniature (that doesn’t stink).

The species is native to South East Asia with masses of deep red flowers on a miniature plant. The flowers last about two weeks.

The species is reported from 600-2000m but with us it definitely prefers to grow on the cooler side compared to many of our bulbophyllums from the same region. We find it grows and flowers best when grown in our Cool Americas section (perhaps it enjoys having a holiday) with a minimum of 12C and vent opening at 18C.

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