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Bulbophyllum maquilingense

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by pcolman, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. pcolman

    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I've had this one for a long time. The lip is particularly mobile on this bulbo—the flowers look like little heads with wagging tongues. They don't last long, about 2 days and close at night, but it blooms a lot. Flowers are about 1/2" tall. And they smell like garbage that is just starting to stink—you have to get up close though.

    Growing intermediate, medium light, daily watering. It would probably appreciate higher humidity. I manage close to 70% most of the year, but can be lower when the weather is very dry, so I get crinkled leaves when new growths are developing around then. Still, doesn't stop the plant from growing or blooming, so it isn't too bad.

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  2. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Very nice...wish it would grow cool!
     
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    Steve B Active Member Supporting Member

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    A beautiful little guy.I will look for one.Should grow down here,I think.Nice photos.
     
  4. Kipper

    Kipper CoffeeCoffeeCoffee... Supporting Member

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    Nice Bulbo! :clap:
     
  5. pcolman

    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    It might do alright in cool conditions. I know it can tolerate winter nights in the 50s without issues.


    Thanks. As long as it gets enough humidity it seems to be pretty easy.

    Thanks.
     
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    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    The next question...do you know who might carry it?
     
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    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Andy's should have it. Got it from him originally. He has the yellow variety listed on his website, he probably has this variety as well, but you'd have to call him.
     
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    Thank you!
     
  9. wpinnix

    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    I grow 3 different clones of this species cool (50 degree F minimum, 75 degree F maximum) and it grows and flowers well for me