Bulbophyllum helenae


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Bulbophyllum helenae

Quantity: 1 Plant 2-3 Bulb Blooming size

Bulbophyllum helenae, also known as Jiao E Juan Ban Lan in China, is a small-sized orchid species found in montane forests of Yunnan province in China, the western Himalayas, Nepal, Sikkim, Myanmar, and Thailand. It is an epiphyte or lithophyte, growing on other plants or objects, and can be found at elevations of 800 to 2700 meters. This orchid species has long-ovoid pseudobulbs that are 1.2 to 2.4 inches (3 to 6 cm) apart and carry a single, erect, oblong, coriaceous leaf that tapers below into a petiolate base. The flowers of Helen’s Bulbophyllum bloom in late spring and summer on a basal inflorescence that is 2 to 3 inches (5 to 7.5 cm) long and carries 5 to 9 stinky flowers. The flowers have a reddish-brown color and measure around 1 3/5 inches (4 cm) in size, with a unique and intricate structure that makes them visually interesting.

For cultivation, Helen’s Bulbophyllum prefers a warm to cold environment with very humid conditions and regular watering and fertilization year-round. It requires shade and should be grown in a well-draining potting mix or mounted on a piece of bark or other support.

Additional information

Weight 0.25 kg
Dimensions 11 × 15 × 9 cm