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bulbopphyllum phalenopsis seedlings

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    hi,
    i got this bulbophyllum phalenopsis seedlings about two years ago. the longest leaf span is 4 inches. there is 8 bulbs of total in the pot.
    with the eight bulb there, now it is growing out 5 new growths. should i trim away the new growth leaving 1-2 growths behind? the reason is i want the bulb to grow bigger in size rather than quantity? or should i divide the plant into 2 -3 diviisions? or should i leave it alone?
    almost forgot, one of the new lead bulb that just form attained only 2.5inches in length, i am suspecting nutrients competition among new forming bulbs.
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    I would split them into 2 pots. That is what I did to my Bulbophyllum fletcherianum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siaogu View Post
    I would split them into 2 pots. That is what I did to my Bulbophyllum fletcherianum.
    Gracias, will try to do that once the new bulb fully developed. WOW, i envious of your fletcherianum. i am a big fan of the macrobulbon series, the bulb macrobulbum, speisii, orthosepalum, hashimotoi and the agastor. never encounter any other than the bulb phalenopsis here....or maybe i am not looking hard enough.

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    Yes, two pots. You will need lots of patience with this orchid. They get huge before they bloom. Ours has leaves that are 3 feet and every time I think it is spiking, it puts out a new p-bulb.

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