Bulbophyllum

Bulbophyllum pulchellum

Bulbophyllum pulchellumSuch a beautiful and exotic looking orchid…. this is one I am kind of holding on to even though I don’t really have the space. I have bloomed it sucessfully on the windowsill, but I get one, perhaps two flowers. In the warm/intermediate vivarium I get about 5 flowers per bulb, and all the bulbs bloom. So I grow it in the very, […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:46+01:00November 6th, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , |8 Comments

Bulbophyllum Louis Sander

Mastiphyllum Louis SanderI don’t grow a whole lot of hybrids, and the hybrids I do grow are usually primary hybrids within the same genus. Bulbophyllum Louis Sander is the result of a cross between Bulbophyllum longissimum x Bulbophyllum ornatissimum. When this hybrid was conceived back in 1936 it was actually classified as a primary hybrid in the Cirrhopetalum genus, and it is the earliest recorded […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:47+01:00August 14th, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

Bulbophyllum pulchellum

Bulbophyllum pulchellumThis is a small to medium sized epiphyte from Asia. It is a pretty fast grower and produces 4-5 new bulbs per growing season for me. But supposedly it really prefers much warmer temperatures and higher humidity than what I offer it in my intermediary growing window. So although it blooms for me every year, it probably would do better cultivated in a […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:55+01:00September 12th, 2010|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , |11 Comments

Finding true beauty in Eau d’Sweatygymsocks

Bulbophyllum Louis SanderAlright I confess… there is nothing beautiful about three-days-old really sweaty and stinky gym socks. But this lovely Mastiphyllum Louis Sander orchid happens to smell just like it – and it is beautiful! This time I was rewarded with two flowers at the same time so luckily the, ehm fragrance, is not so potent that it fills the room and ruins the experience […]

By |2017-10-13T11:26:09+01:00September 30th, 2009|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Finding true beauty in Eau d’Sweatygymsocks

A Bulbophyllum pulchellum with a bark

Bulbophyllum pulchellumOk. That was a pretty cheesy title, but I could not help myself. Blame it on the heat. Because of course the weather finally turned sunny and warm again after 2 weeks of rain now that I am back to work again from vacation… oh well, that’s life. Especially in Sweden.

Back to the point. My beautiful Bulbophyllum pulchellum has outgrown its glorious IKEA cork […]

By |2017-10-13T11:26:10+01:00August 5th, 2009|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments