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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Bulbophyllum ambrosia

Although I do have a Bulbophyllum species thread, I think this one deserves a post all to itself.  Absolutely my favorite, and also the easiest to grow of the Bulbos I have.  Also, it seems to do better with typical Cattleya culture, not typical Bulbophyllym culture.  By that I mean, it seems to grow and bloom better when it is allowed to dry out in between waterings, and when I leave it outside in the winter.  (Never below freezing though)

As the species name indicates, this Bulbophyllum has a lovely fragrance.  To me it smells sweet and clean at the same time.

Lots of pictures as I so love this one.