Bulbophyllum alkmaarensis – 365 days of orchids – day 1375

Our Bulbophyllum alkmaarensis plants are bursting into flower again this weekend and this large plant is smothered in flowers and buds/

In the past five years it has grown all around its mount and is really attractive even when not in flower with its tiny bulbs and bright green. long lived, stiff 1cm leaves.

This lovely, small growing, species is native to Papua New Guinea where it grows in wet montane forests from 1500-2500m. We find that the species although small is a relatively fast grower especially if kept well watered and it soon take over its bark mount or escapes from its small pot. When really happy it produces a mass of flowers as we have today.

We grow the species in our Warm Asia section, although it would grow cooler than our minimum of 17C, and spray plants daily.


We are on our way to Saraw


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  1. Agnes Jones says:

    At the end of this, after the photos you have written “We are on our way to Saraw”. I don’t think it is meant to be there.