Bulbophyllum falcatum

Bulbophyllum falcatum


Coming from central to western Africa where it is found growing as an epiphyte or more rarely as a litophyte, its is a hot growing orchid that has a rather peculiar spike and flowers.
Bulbophyllum falcatum

Bulbophyllum can be quite small but in this species, it is the rachis that calls the most attention. Flat, long and in this case, purple-ish, it bares a flock of little colourful (when zoomed-in) flowers that are produced from winter to late spring.

I cultivate them in baskets. Actually, this one is sharing its home with an Angraecum sesquipedale where it gets direct morning sun, gets sprayed every day and fully watered twice a week. They have two leaves per pseudobulb, unlike most Bulbophyllum and quite thin roots, meaning they will enjoy some more moisture than other thicker rooted ones.

Bulbophyllum falcatum

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