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Bulbophyllum fletcherianum

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    Can anyone give me any general good info on this orchid?
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    Also, what temps does it prefer and watering and such?
    Anyone grow one with any success, i know they aren't common because of their status as stinky orchids, but, its what i love! It would be awesome to make one of my family puke when they smell it!

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    Given your description (and your lofty goal of maikng your family puke ) I had to look this one up. I found this description:

    "Bulbophyllum fletcherianum is a spectacular, huge leafed species. Each leaf can grow to 1.8 metre (6 feet) long from a pseudobulb the size of an orange or grapefruit.
    A native of the river ravine rock faces of New Guinea, it is allied to the other large species like B. phalaenopsis and B. macrobulbon. This species requires a basket or shallow tray with a rich media that will stay damp but not wet. It will also grow on a large treefern slab with extra water. This may help accommodate the pendulous leaves to display them to best effect. When in active growth, the plant requires maximum water and fertiliser and must always be given warm conditions."

    Neat looking bulbo, I must say. Good luck with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kmac View Post
    Given your description (and your lofty goal of maikng your family puke ) I had to look this one up. I found this description:

    "Bulbophyllum fletcherianum is a spectacular, huge leafed species. Each leaf can grow to 1.8 metre (6 feet) long from a pseudobulb the size of an orange or grapefruit.
    A native of the river ravine rock faces of New Guinea, it is allied to the other large species like B. phalaenopsis and B. macrobulbon. This species requires a basket or shallow tray with a rich media that will stay damp but not wet. It will also grow on a large treefern slab with extra water. This may help accommodate the pendulous leaves to display them to best effect. When in active growth, the plant requires maximum water and fertiliser and must always be given warm conditions."

    Neat looking bulbo, I must say. Good luck with it!
    Nice going, Kathi!

    Cheers,
    BD

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