Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bulbophyllum facetum

A plant that has outgrown its mount is the Bulbophyllum facetum. It has grown well and blooms every May. It is time now to divide it so that I will have some established plants for spring.

Bulbophyllum facetum from behind the mount

Bulbophyllum facetum - Flower photo by Richard LindbergBulbophyllum facetum - Flower photo by Richard LindbergBulbophyllum facetum - Plant photo by Richard LindbergBulbophyllum facetum grows throughout the northern island of the Philippines in the mountains. It is warm to hot growing. The genus Bulbophyllum (Bulb) contains 1500 species found in all tropical areas on earth.

This plant is mounted on a 6x10-inch piece of cork. I have some choices as to what to do. I am going to start with taking any leads that can be easily potted. After that, I am not sure. The older pseudobulbs won't re-attach if I move the plant down on the mount. I could just reduce the mount to backbulbs and let it sprout new leads.

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