Bulbophyllum purpurascens


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Bulbophyllum purpurascens

Quantity: 1 Plant Blooming size / About 5-6 Bulbs /Plant

Pot size 1″


Information about Bulbophyllum purpurascens

Origin: Thailand, Myanmar, Java, Borneo, Sumatra

Habitat: Lowland and lower montane forests, often near water, at elevations of 900 to 1700 meters

Size: Very small, like a tiny mini-plant

Growing Conditions: Prefers warm to cool environments, grows on tree trunks and branches


  • Has small, flat, and smooth bulbs that are about 1 cm apart
  • Each bulb has 3 ridges and starts smooth and shiny, then becomes angular with age
  • Each bulb carries a single, tough, and leathery leaf that is elliptic in shape
  • The leaf falls off during certain times
  • Blooms in spring, summer, and fall
  • Flowers are small, close together, and held on a thin stem above the leaf

Care Tips:

  • Keep in a pot with hot temperatures
  • Place in deep shade, away from direct sunlight
  • Needs a lot of water to stay moist
  • Fertilize regularly for good blooming

This special orchid, Bulbophyllum purpurascens, comes from places like Thailand, Myanmar, and Indonesian islands. It’s a mini-miniature plant that loves growing on trees, especially in forests with lower mountains. You might find it near water, and it’s comfortable at heights between 900 and 1700 meters.

Picture this plant with tiny bulbs that are close together – about 1 cm apart. When these bulbs are young, they’re smooth and shiny, but as they get older, they become more angular. Each bulb carries a single, strong, and leathery leaf that looks like an oval.

When it’s time to flower, this orchid shows off its charm in the spring, summer, and fall. The flowers are small and cozy, hanging out together at the top of a thin stem that stands taller than the leaf.

Taking care of this orchid is like creating a perfect home for it. It loves hot weather, so a warm spot is great. Keep it away from direct sunlight by giving it deep shade. It’s also quite thirsty, so water it often to keep it happy. And don’t forget to feed it with some fertilizer – that’s the secret to getting those beautiful blooms.

With a little love and care, your Bulbophyllum purpurascens will thrive and reward you with its charming flowers throughout the year.




Additional information

Weight 0.100 kg
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 20 cm