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Orchid 'Bulbophyllum echinolabium' 'Starter'

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Bulbophyllum echinolabium 'Starter'
Bulbophyllum echinolabium is a medium sized warm to hot growing epiphytic orchid species from Borneo and Sulawesi. From spring till summer this plant could produce an up to 40 cm tall single flower. Despite being the biggest flower within its subfamily, the flower produces an unpleasant smell. This plant is preferably grown in a high humid, warm living room or greenhouse.
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Bulbophyllum echinolabium 'starter'
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Bulbophyllum echinolabium 'starter'
Plant type
flowering plant
Place
indoor
Place
terrarium
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
<10 cm
Light
semi sun
Light
semi shade
Watering
normal
Properties
limited

Product info

Bulbophyllum echinolabium is a medium sized orchid species. Every 4 cm tall, droplet-shaped pseudobulb carries a single leaf. Leaves of this species are somewhat curved inside and are relatively sturdy. The pseudobulbs of this sympodial orchid are close together. From the base of a pseudobulb, a flower stalk of around 70 cm could be produced carrying a single flower. The flower is elongated, star-shaped and has a notable dark colored labellum. The color of the rest of the glossy flower is a faint yellow with a red-brown striped pattern. This species carries the title producer of the biggest flower within the Bulbophyllinae subfamily with a maximum flower length of 40 cm. The main pollinators of this species are flies. This is the probable reason that the flowers of this species produce a foul odor. Bulbophyllum echinolabium flowers most frequently in spring and summer. Division is the most common way of propagation for this species. Make sure that every division has at least three mature pseudobulbs.
Height:
10 cm
10 cm
Width:
20 cm
20 cm
Adult height:
<10 cm
<10 cm
Adult width:
<10 cm
<10 cm
Flower colour:
Yellow
yellow
Flower period:
Oct-Mar
Oct-Mar
Temperature winter:
15 °C
15 °C
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Flowering plant
flowering plant
Place:
Terrarium
terrarium
Growth habit:
Epifytical
epifytical
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Araflora info:
Mini
mini
Properties:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
North-East Asia
North-East Asia
Altitude range:
400-1000 m
400-1000 m
 

Plant care

Bulbophyllum echinolabium originates from the damp tropical forest from Borneo and Sulawesi. This plant grows as an epiphyte on the branches of riparian trees. It grows at altitudes between 600 and 1200 meters. A warm and humid environment is most optimal for this species to grow; warm living rooms, large terraria and warm greenhouses are best. Make sure that relative humidity does not drop below 70% and temperature is always above 16 degrees Celsius. Use with this orchid a fast draining and loose growing medium consisting of orchid bark and sphagnum moss, for example. Make sure that the medium never dries out so try to water frequently. Furthermore, allow for excellent ventilation. Direct morning light or bright indirect light is sufficient for this species. Provide specialized orchid fertilization, 1/2 to 1/4 the recommended strength from the end of winter to the beginning of autumn.
Care:
Normal
normal
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Light:
Semi shade
semi shade
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Free draining mixture
free draining mixture
Watering tips:
Not standing in water
not standing in water
Water spraying:
Water spraying
water spraying
Maintenance:
Prune dead stalks
prune dead stalks
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Air humidity at day:
60-90%
60-90%
Air humidity at night:
70-100%
70-100%
Day temperature:
15-30°C
15-30°C
Night temperature:
20-25°C
20-25°C
Temperature max:
30 °C
30 °C
Temperature min:
15 °C
15 °C
Fertilize:
Low
low
Artificial light height:
10-30cm
10-30cm
Soil ph:
<5-7>
<5-7>
Soil type:
Open
open
Repotting:
After 2 year
after 2 year

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