Bulbophyllum thaiorum – 365 days of orchids – day 1248


The early summer sees lots of bulbophyllum species in flower (see Bulbophyllum purpurascens on Monday’s post). Bulbophyllum species add real interest and diversity to any collection and this small growing species from South East Asia with masses of deep red flowers on a miniature plant is a real stunner.

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 mounted in Cool Americas (perhaps it enjoys having a holiday) rather than out Warm Asia section.



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