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Bulbophyllum

Bulbophyllum spp.

Bulbophyllum echinolabium - Flickr 003 by Elena Gaillard (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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    Bulbophyllum Overview

    Bulbophyllum is a huge genus containing approximately 1,884 epiphytic orchid species with creeping rhizomes, 3-5 angled pseudobulbs and fleshy, leathery foliage. Epiphytic species grow without the need for soil substrate and this genus also contains lithophytes; these plants grow without soil on or in rocks. This is the largest genus in the orchid family, Orchidaceae and features a wide range of diverse flower shapes and colours.

    Common problems with Bulbophyllum

    Other uses of Bulbophyllum

    Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.