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Bulbophyllum people I need your help

This is a discussion on Bulbophyllum people I need your help within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I recently acquired a Bulbophullym coccinatum from a friend and I was wondering how to ...

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    Default Bulbophyllum people I need your help

    I recently acquired a Bulbophullym coccinatum from a friend and I was wondering how to grow it and what the flowers would look like. I searched everywhere on the internet and I only found one paragraph about this Madagascar native: it will have many small red flowers.

    So if anyone grows this species, I would LOVE to see a photo of what this orchid blossom will look like.

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    I do not have this species but is described in Emly S. Siegerist's book (pgs 45-46).
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    "can be grown in pots or on mounts of wood, tree fern, or cork with a bit of mossy padding under the roots. The temperature should be warm to intermediate, the atmosphere moist, and area shaded."

    Flowers are very small, red flowers that are very close together, up to 30 of them on swollen red rachis that arises higher than the leaves. The lateral sepals are connate, their margins inrolled and predominately keeled.

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    Thanks Ron. That was the paragraph I found.

    Now, if only someone had a picture....

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    Your friend hasn't bloomed it? Oh...maybe it was a gift from friend..didn't think along those lines...if yes, check vendor for pic. Dibs on a future division trade...

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    the friend that gave me a cutting always has had it and it never bloomed for him. so i am trying my hand at it.

    it is a small (mini) orchid and it grows quickly, so i think you will be able to get a clump sooner than you think

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    gradually increase the light Terry to levels higher than your friend was growing it.

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    it was growing in a bright corner of his greenhouse, so i don't think it is a light issue, unless this orchid really likes its light! i might try a dry period or a cool down...

    any other ideas?

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