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Bulbophyllum medusae

 Plants are flowering size, 6-10 growths in 5" bulb pans and growing in AAA sphagnum moss.

 6/14-- Stock is low- please inquire before ordering!


A member of section Demosanthes.  This species is widespread through out S.E. Asia, being found in peninsular Thailand, Malaya, Malasia, Borneo, the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Bangka, and the Lesser Sunda Islands. Growths are produced on scrambling rhizomes.  Each growth is 6" - 9" tall.  Growths are produced 1" - 2" apart. Basal inflorescences are 6" - 8" long.  Each inflorescence will produce a large apical cluster of 6-15 flowers (mop-headed). Each cluster will measure 8" - 10" and the flowers will droop slightly at the tip.  Individual flowers are 5" - 6" long.  Flowers are white to cream.  Plants are easy to grow and can flower twice a year.  Mature plants can flower in spring and again in Fall. Plants prefer to NOT be disturbed.  Easily grown with Phalaenopsis.  Prefers good air circulation.

 Plants are flowering size, 6-10 growths in 5" bulb pans and growing in AAA sphagnum moss.  6/14-- Stock is low- please inquire before ordering!

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 Many thanks to Tim Choltco of Pittsburgh PA. for his wonderful taxonomic descriptions of plants listed on this website.  Tim attended Penn State University where he majored in plant biology with a focus on taxonomy.  Tim is a life-long plantsman who breeds Daylilies as well as 'at-risk' wild flowers.  He's an active memeber of Pittsburgh Orchid Society and has grown orchids for over 30 years.

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Nancy Kline of Pittsburg PA has an interesting story to tell regarding her beautiful Lycaste pictured here.

'This plant (sic) was part of a small community pot from Russ Vernon purchased (sic) in October, 2008. By the summer of 2013 I only had 2 remaining and they were quite spindly looking. I believe they had been in sphagnum moss since I had purchased them. Repotted yearly, of course and removed from the compot as indicated. When I put my plants out for the summer, I decided this one was not worth the trouble so put it in my compost pile which is under a large maple tree in the very back of my little condo yard. A few months later, I went to put more items in the pile and found the new growth on this plant was glorious. So, removed from the pile, planted in a mix of small bark, sphagnum and small lava rock. More bark and less sphagnum and rock. Exact proportions unknown and I no longer recall where I found this idea. It went into a 4" clear plastic pot and spent the summer outside in a semi-sunny location. It came in to my HID set up in the basement for the cold months and was returned to the outside in late May. This past summer it spent its time under a crabapple tree with dappled sun/shade. It was quite wet here and it got LOTS of rain. I brought it inside in September and was not sure if I was getting new growth or spikes and by early October, this beauty opened. Another flower in early November. Still blooming. May not be quite as dark as that photo portrays. Have more photos and can take some of the new bloom. Really wish I had been able to get photos of the 2 blooms together'

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