Sunday, May 10, 2009

Bulbophyllum odoratissimum

Bulbophyllum odoratissimum - Photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Bulbophyllum (Bulb) contains 1500 species found in all tropical areas on earth.

Bulbophyllum odoratissimum grows throughout Southeast Asia. Cool to warm growing, very nice fragrance. Feed and water throughout the year and it will bloom in spring and fall for you.

When I see a plant for sale I ask myself a few questions. Is it a species? Do I already have one? Can I divide it? How much does it cost?

I am a collector, not a reseller so I never buy a plant unless it adds to the collection. I am also on a pretty tight budget, so I am looking to get free plants by dividing, keeping a piece and selling the divisions. That's why I bought the Bulbophyllum odoratissimum.

I made the divisions, putting some of them in a community pot to grow for awhile. The other day I got them out to mount and I discovered that I have turned them into rescue plants. The roots were all dead and some of the pieces are completely dried up. I have three left. They are mounted now and I just have to wait.

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