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Bulbophyllum guttulatum

This is a discussion on Bulbophyllum guttulatum within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; nice pic! Where in the world does this species come from? and what are the ...

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    nice pic! Where in the world does this species come from? and what are the growth conditions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiorchids View Post
    nice pic! Where in the world does this species come from? and what are the growth conditions?
    From the Himalayas, Nepal, Vietnam it's a hot to cool grower that needs partial shade high humidity and good air movement.

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    cool thanks heaps-will start looking for one. In new zealand its hard to get any North american or European orchids. Also what kind of wood would you recommend for mounting this species?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiorchids View Post
    cool thanks heaps-will start looking for one. In new zealand its hard to get any North american or European orchids. Also what kind of wood would you recommend for mounting this species?
    Mine is on a random piece of driftwood I found along the bay.

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    one needs to be careful of driftwood that has been in salt water. Orchids roots are sensitive to salt and it takes quite a bit to leach the salts out of driftwood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    one needs to be careful of driftwood that has been in salt water. Orchids roots are sensitive to salt and it takes quite a bit to leach the salts out of driftwood.
    I usually let them in the rain and weather for six months to a year before use. If I do plan to use right away they get soaked in water that is changed many times over several days. I haven't had a problem so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrey6115 View Post
    I usually let them in the rain and weather for six months to a year before use. If I do plan to use right away they get soaked in water that is changed many times over several days. I haven't had a problem so far.
    Jeffrey, I am sure you do...I actually posted that statement so novices would not think that saltwater driftwood was a safe choice without thorough preparation. I am glad you responded to my 'devil's advocate" post :-)

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    Hey thanks-i probably wouldnt use driftwood anyway for the reasons said by ron, but ive got a ton of native Rimu tree wood which our native-bulbophylum pygmea likes growing on, as wel as other podocarps. Ive been wondering what i could do with other than use it for firewood-thanks though for giving me an idea!

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