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Bulbophyllum dayanum Finally!

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Jan 22, 2012.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've been waiting for this to bloom for 4 years. It was worth the wait, if for no other reason than it raises the percentage of plants from Hans Hermans that were properly identified!

    I had quite a bit of trouble uploading this file. I haven't posted an image since the change over but kept getting the message that it was too big even after saving it for the web. What is the size limit of pixels on the largest dimension?
    bulbo.dayana.hh.stack.jpg
     
  2. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Congratulations, Marni!
     
  3. This_guy_Bri

    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    looks great!
     
  4. ZWUM

    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Awesome, well done Marni, great picture as well!
     
  5. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    Fantastic!!!!!!
     
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    Another wonder,Marni. Congratulations!
     
  7. gnathaniel

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    Wow that's cool, Marni!
     
  8. Alexey

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    Very nice species, Marni! Read somewhere that it requires extremely low light for good culture. Does your experience prove it?
     
  9. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, folks.
    Alexy, I'm not growing it in low light. It is close to the east wall of the greenhouse so gets fairly bright morning light and very good humidity. I am pleased with the growth, but it did take 4 years to bloom it. Also, it bloomed underneath and away from the east wall, so maybe it was waiting until the growths began growing under the mount and out of the light.
     
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    well done, I tried three plants, and maybe maybe in some time I will have my first as well, fingers crossed ;-) It looks like light needy Bulbo with purple leaves ;-)
     
  11. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hi Piotr, I've bought quite a few plants with this label, but as I understand it, the ones that don't have the purple under the leaf are not going to bloom out true. I have 5 clones from 3 sources. I have two more plants from a reliable source that are purple and don't have large distances between the pseudobulbs just like this one. The other 2 I have are from an occasionally reliable source and I'm sure they aren't right. It was very exciting to finally see it bloom. It is very slow to establish.
     
  12. Lika[Sweden]

    Lika[Sweden] Svenska

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    Congratulations Marni! Always nice when the work is rewardet:
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  13. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes it is. Nice to see you here.