Bulbophyllum Elizabeth Ann 'Buckleberry' FCC/AOS FS 6" Basket
Bulbophyllum Elizabeth Ann 'Buckleberry'
(rothschildianum X longissimum)
Mature plants with several flower heads open at once make a spectacular display. One flower stem can have 5-7 flowers, each one up to 10" long. It seems the more mature or well-established the plant, the longer the flowers. Elizabeth Ann does well in dappled light with warm (65-85 degrees night-day) temperatures, good humidity and watering sufficient to keep the growing medium moist (not soggy!). Add a liquid or water soluble fertilizer to the water twice a month.
Bulbophyllums in general and Elizabeth Ann in in particular don't seem to root deeply and do best for us planted in shallow pots called pans or bulb pans in New Zealand sphagnum moss (see our moss offering in the "Supplies" section). If pans aren't available to you baskets or azalea pots half full of broken pottery or plastic packing peanuts will help the moss from staying wet too long.
Elizabeth Ann tends to be a late Winter - Spring bloomer.
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