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Bulbophyllum moniliforme

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, Oct 23, 2016.

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  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Finally a flower!!! I bought this in February, 2013 at POE. I almost killed it by keeping it too wet (I think that was the problem). You can see on the mount photo that there isn't any moisture retaining material with it on the mount now. There were a few times that I almost gave up on it. I am growing it in bright indirect light, daily summer water and allowed to dry quickly. Intermediate-warm temperatures.

    The third photo is upside-down but that flower orientation seems more natural to me. Since this is my first flowering I don't know how they typically are oriented to the plant. This mount
    hangs vertically.
    Bulbophyllum moniliforme mount-900.jpg Bulbophyllum moniliforme cent-900.jpg Bulbophyllum moniliforme close-900.jpg
     
  2. weeand

    weeand Well-Known Member

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    That's a very special little guy. Congrats! Beautiful striped flower as well. Clap [emoji122] I love those micro miniatures. Only this one is too warm for me.
     
  3. John Klinger

    John Klinger Active Member Supporting Member

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    Nice looking plant, you said it took 3 years to bloom, congrats. I have a minutissimum that I have had for 3 years also. It grows about 3 or 4 growths a year. Thanks for the post.
     
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    Good job it's a tough one for sure
     
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    naoki Well-Known Member

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    That is exciting, and thank you for the culture condition.
     
  6. Mikhail kujawa

    Mikhail kujawa Well-Known Member

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    My type of orchid! Very nice pics and plant!
     
  7. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, all, for the kind comments.
     
  8. czpana

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    Probably a nice mat forming miniature
     
  9. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, but for me it has been a slow grower.
     
  10. jai

    jai Orchid addict

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    I really need this one in my collection!
     
  11. seidenfaden

    seidenfaden Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations Kelly, you must have ideal growing conditions, cultivated plants rarely show their tiny leaves.