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bulbophyllum moniliforme

Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by lolivana, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. lolivana

    lolivana New Member

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    Hello!
    Hi everyone! I just wanted to ask a couple of questions about Bulbophyllum moniliforme which is one of the few orchids that i own. I got it quite cheap at a flower shop almost a year ago, and since then, it has grown several new bulbs and leaves. My question is: Do they require anything specific to make the orchid bloom?

    Current perameters:
    setup: A largeish tupperware with eggcrate and some soil
    Humidity: ~70%
    Light: ~2000-3000 lux

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/13HAIT-7LsPse36vVqnRCnaL4n095rdee/view?usp=sharing
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RAmRRUwb_wflEhz7pPpX0syan1xesOjF/view?usp=sharing
     
  2. Arne

    Arne Member

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    When I look at the pictures it appears to be growing on a piece of cork bark. If so, that is probably the best way to grow this species.
     
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  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    lolivana, your plant looks healthy. I agree with Arne that you should leave it on the cork mount.

    You mention “soil” in your post. Is the soil for other non-orchid plants? Just don’t use soil for your Bulbophyllum.

    It took about 3 years for mine to bloom but I bought mine bare root.
    Good luck.

    here is an old post of mine.
    Bulbophyllum moniliforme
     
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  4. J E

    J E Member

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    What flower shop did you get it at?? Lucky
     
  5. lolivana

    lolivana New Member

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    The soil isn't touching any of the orchids, it was for other plants which i have since removed, so it justs helps retain humidity. I really hope it blooms sometime in the next three years :)
     
  6. lolivana

    lolivana New Member

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    I live in asia, so the name won't be familiar
     
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  7. J E

    J E Member

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    Yea i realized that lol

    As said before it looks healthy so it should definitely
     
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