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Bulbophyllum cruciatum 2014 (+ 2016 update)

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, Nov 21, 2014.

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  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Received from John K. a few years back (thanks John). I grow this warm and bright with daily summer water. The flower is about 15 mm tall and apparently highly variable. The largest pseudobulb + leaf = 12 cm.

    A poster a few years ago said that he got more blooms with lower light but I like the pbulb color with the higher light. It has been in constant bloom for me with just one or two at a time all autumn.

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  2. Ryan craig

    Ryan craig Active Member

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    such a cool little flower
     
  3. ZWUM

    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Very nice kelly!!
     
  4. Alexey

    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nice flower and great for bulbophylums compact growth habit of this species.
     
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    1st time for me. very nice.
     
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    OoooO lovely !
     
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    great looking species cool flower - admire it!
     
  8. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    In 2014 (above) I was thrilled to have a few flowers. This year there are hundreds of buds and flowers and seems like probably more to come. The plant has done very well, too. I have tied the original mount shown above to a larger piece of tree fern to accommodate the growth. I love the pseudobulbs.
    Of all my Bulbophyllums I think this one is grown the brightest.
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    Looks great! It would be great if we could get a whole plant shot. please...
     
  10. jai

    jai Orchid addict

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    Oh no Kelly:eek: now I must add this one to my list of bulbophyllums to buy:D This addiction will never end:rolleyes:
     
  11. MikeInOz

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    That's a very cute little thing.
     
  12. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Here it is. Phone shot a few minutes ago.

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    Chris.c147 Well-Known Member

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    Wow I really like that. I love the fat bulbs.
     
  14. leo

    leo African orchids only :-)

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    Very nice. I got four of those lovely little pseudobulbs only two weeks ago. Can't wait to see it flower!
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The pseudobulbs are the best part but I do enjoy seeing it flower, too.
     
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    Mikhail kujawa Well-Known Member

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    I love this! Great pictures and great looking plant!
     
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    Wow Kelly. Really well done. This plant is gorgeous. I'd happily grow one even if it never bloomed as it's habit is just so cute.