Bulbophyllum cominsii 2"
species - Papua, New Guinea, Solomon Islands
Weird? Definitely! Why is it that so many odd orchids come from New Guinea? Well whatever the answer, here is another one. Like many Bulbophyllums Bulbophyllum cominsii prefers warm nights and days (65-85 degrees), semi-shady light, good humidity and moist roots. It has a sort of creeping (not creepy!) growth habit and can be grown mounted on cork or other suitable material, but should have sufficient sphagnum moss beneath it for water retention. They do spread out and are best grown in shallow pots or bulb pans. They don't root deeply so thick layers of moss or other media may allow for too much moisture retention.
Flowers are about 3" long and are held singly on upright stems of about 6"
Our plants have been grown from seed and are probably a year from first flowering. Blooming season is variable, but Spring-early Summer has been the rule here.
LIMITED! NOT CURRENTLY IN SPIKE OR FLOWER