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Bulbophyllum ambrosia

This is a discussion on Bulbophyllum ambrosia within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; With a name like this, it ought to be sweetscented, or perhaps sweet tasting ? ...

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    With a name like this, it ought to be sweetscented, or perhaps sweet tasting ? I haven't tried either !
    I grew this monster from a three bulb piece, and now it fills a 15 inch pan. And this is the first flowering and it has just about a dozen of the small flowers, maybe 2 or possibly 3 cm high, less broad, scattered around.
    Not worth growing ? But since this is the first flowering, now that it knows how, I'll give it another chance, another year, then its off to the Society auction, ( assuming it remains poorly flowered) someone else with different conditions can then bring it in completely covered with flowers.... well, yes, maybe - thats what I shall tell the auctioneer to say - haha.

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    Its a really cute little bulbo.

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    It’s really awesome image of “Bulbphyllum ambrosia”. It’s a useful thread.

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    Well grown plant and so cute flower

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    It's cute, give it a few more chances!

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    Cute and tiny. How are you growing it, potting mix and container? You mention it's in a pan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicki View Post
    Cute and tiny. How are you growing it, potting mix and container? You mention it's in a pan.
    Our garden centres sell "plant saucers" ( plastics ones ) which are intended to be used on the floor , for example, when one has a large pot of a house plant - say a Kangaroo vine or a rubber plant, in a 12 inch pot. The saucer catches the water which drains through the pot when it is given a good soaking , and saves the carpet etc. So the saucer is then say 14 inch diameter and maybe 2 or 3 inches deep. No holes in it of course. I find they make good pots for specimen orchid plants, especially things which are very shallow rooting and only need a couple of inches of compost . I drill drainage hole in them of course. I guess most of the ones in use are for bulbophyllums , although I also have/had Miltonia s, Maxillarias etc in them.

    For compost I mostly use bark/perlite mixes for bulbos.They live on a bench below a lot of small stuff hanging from the roof, which gets sprayed most days, and spray drifts down onto the bulbos; that is of just rainwater ; the bulbos get watered with my usual nutrient mix, occasionally dunked, perhaps every month.

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    Good information I wouldn't have thought of. Thank you Geoff.

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    Our garden centres sell "plant saucers" ( plastics ones ) which are intended to be used on the floor , for example, when one has a large pot of a house plant - say a Kangaroo vine or a rubber plant, in a 12 inch pot. The saucer catches the water which drains through the pot when it is given a good soaking , and saves the carpet etc. So the saucer is then say 14 inch diameter and maybe 2 or 3 inches deep. No holes in it of course. I find they make good pots for specimen orchid plants, especially things which are very shallow rooting and only need a couple of inches of compost . I drill drainage hole in them of course. I guess most of the ones in use are for bulbophyllums , although I also have/had Miltonia s, Maxillarias etc in them.

    For compost I mostly use bark/perlite mixes for bulbos.They live on a bench below a lot of small stuff hanging from the roof, which gets sprayed most days, and spray drifts down onto the bulbos; that is of just rainwater ; the bulbos get watered with my usual nutrient mix, occasionally dunked, perhaps every month.

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    I have a small segment of this...just starting out, my first bulbo. I grow in the home so I wanted a bulbo that wouldn't create friction in the family. I hope mine will bloom someday....
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    Very nice and healthy specimen. Thanks for sharing Geoff.

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