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Bulbophyllum falcatum

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Family: Orchidaceae (or-kid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bulbophyllum (bulb-oh-FILL-um) (Info)
Species: falcatum (fal-KAY-tum) (Info)

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Category:
Herbs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Monocromatico On Aug 28, 2004, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

This is a small epiphyte from Madagascar, not reaching more than 10 centimeters high. The pseudobulbs are cilindrical to conical, with a pair of apical leaves. These leaves are ribbon-shaped, with a smooth surface.

The inflorescence is very curious. It is a green, leaf-shaped stucture coming from the base of the pseudobulbs, bearing the flowers on both sides. The flowers open all at the same time, and stay on the same upright position. They are very, very small, 0,5 centimeters around. They have a yellow, erect dorsal sepal and broad lateral sepals, curved to the front, dark red near the center. The lateral petals are narrow and yellow, and the lip is dark red and curved downwards.

Iīve been growing this plant in shade, planted on a plate of tree fern fiber, with regular humidity and moisture. I portect it from wind. Itīs been with me for 4 or 5 years, I donīt remember, and has bloomed the first time last year. I never fertilized it, but it keeps growing. Quite a jewel for micro orchid lovers.



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