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Bulbophyllum blumei

This is a discussion on Bulbophyllum blumei within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Ok, here I go!!! Never having grow anything but toe and finger nails, I just ...

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    Onecofatman is offline Member
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    Smile Bulbophyllum blumei

    Ok, here I go!!!
    Never having grow anything but toe and finger nails, I just purchased a Bulbophyllum blumei. I would like any suggestions that will keep the poor thing alive!
    It is in an ac room where the temp is a constant 75/80.
    What will be the best fertilizer and how often do I feed it?
    How can I prevent any mold problems?
    I think I have the watering part down
    Any suggestions at all will be helpful.
    thanx in advance. I bow down to the experts!
    Last edited by Onecofatman; February 9th, 2008 at 05:52 AM. Reason: new question

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    Ron-NY is offline rothaholic
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    blumei is a nice one!! Bulbos are fairly heavy feeders. I use 1/4 strength fertilizer once a week. They also appreciate humidity and AC is renown for decreasing humidity, so if you can up that it will be happier. Have you considered growing it outside in a bright shade location?

    Here is a pic of my flower for those who aren't familiar with a blumei flower


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    Onecofatman is offline Member
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    Smile Grow outside?

    I don't think it would last outside as the temp can get into the 30's, but not often. Also the crackheads would rip it off!

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