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Bulbophyllum purpurascens ... again

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, Nov 9, 2014.

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  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I couldn't resist posting this plant again. I posted it in 2011 and 2013 but it is putting on a great show right now. For the past few years I keep moving it to progressively brighter light and now it is in very bright light and near-full sun for part of the day. Mounted on a hardwood branch, daily water in the summer, and on the warm side of intermediate temperatures.

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  2. Dillon123

    Dillon123 New Member

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    Beautiful plant Kelly! Good growing.
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Wow! Wonderful blooming.
     
  4. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice! Is yours more on the white side or yellow side?

    I like to see people post the same plant again and again and that is how we know forum members in terms of growing skills.
     
  5. wpinnix

    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Wow!
     
  6. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Tom, it opens pale yellow or yellow-green but within a day changes to an off-white or cream color.
     
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    Wow! That is striking!!!
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    The one I used to have didn't change the color much, always on the yellow side.
     
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    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    That's pretty spectacular. And it's going on my wish list.
     
  10. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Stephen, this one came from Andy's in 2009.
     
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    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    I sometimes see them on eBay. Time to pick one up.
     
  12. Alexey

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    Excellently grown and bloomed!
     
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    OoooO! ! A wonderful show indeed! And now in love!♡the underside and stem are red!??!
     
  14. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, the pseudobulbs are wrinkly and purple and the underside of the leaves are a rich reddish purple (hence, the species name purpurascens). When grown bright enough the top of the leaves get a purple cast to them as well.
     
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    Kelly You out grew yourself, very nice. What type of hardwood did you mount yours to?
     
  16. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, John. I think this is still on the original mount it was on from Andy's. It looks like manzanita. I'll probably have to remount it within a year or so.
     
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    One I have to find for myself :)
     
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    great flowering - never flowered this one! ;-P