Bulbophyllum fascinator


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Bulbophyllum fascinator

Quantity: 1 Plant 5-8 Bulb Blooming size

Product information

Bulbophyllum fascinator, commonly known as the fascinating bulbophyllum, is a petite orchid species indigenous to northeastern India, Southeast Asia, and northern Malesia. This pseudobulbous epiphyte thrives in lowland habitats and can occasionally be mistaken for Bulbophyllum putidum.

During the summer and fall, Bulbophyllum fascinator displays its captivating blooms. These sizable flowers exhibit shades of purple with accents of yellow or white, adorned with an abundance of distinctive hairs, creating a visually striking resemblance to a bird of paradise in mid-flight.

Cultivating Bulbophyllum fascinator is relatively straightforward. The orchid favors a warm and humid environment with bright, indirect light. Regular watering is essential, but it is crucial to prevent the plant from sitting in stagnant water. Monthly fertilization during the growth season contributes to its well-being.

To successfully cultivate Bulbophyllum fascinator, adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Select a well-draining potting mix for planting.
  2. Position the orchid in a warm, humid setting with bright, indirect light.
  3. Maintain regular watering, ensuring the avoidance of waterlogging.
  4. Fertilize monthly during the growth season.
  5. Repot every two years or when the plant outgrows its current container.

Further recommendations for optimal growth include:

  • Mount the orchid on a cork slab or tree fern plaque to enhance drainage and root airflow.
  • Maintain consistent moisture without allowing the potting mix to become excessively saturated.
  • Exercise caution with fertilization to prevent potential root damage.
  • Regularly inspect the plant for pests and diseases, promptly treating any infestations such as mealybugs or scale.

By adhering to these care practices, enthusiasts can enjoy the enduring beauty of Bulbophyllum fascinator, making it a splendid choice for orchid aficionados at all skill levels.

Additional information

Weight 0.100 kg
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 20 cm