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Orchid 'Bulbophyllum rothschildianum' starter

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Bulbophyllum rothschildianum starter

Bulbophyllum rothschildianum is small growing epiphyte that has amazingly and relatively big side petals that tend to wrap around the flower in a way that will look like a skirt. Araflora thinks Bulbophyllum rothschildianum is a great plant to perk up your room with some beautiful coloured and nicely shaped flowers.

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Bulbophyllum rothschildianum starter
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Bulbophyllum rothschildianum 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 rothschildianum is an orchid found in Yunnan, Sikkim, Assam and parts of Myanmar, were it grows on trees of lowland forests with moderate to cool temperature. Bulbophyllum rothschildianum is also known as the Rothschild’s Bulbophyllum, named after the orchid enthusiastic and banker family Rothschild from England. Back in the days imported orchids used to be highly priced commodities throughout Europe, they were rare, exotic and difficult to cultivate. The Rothschild family of England, one of the wealthiest families in the world in the 19th century, had a particular passion for orchids and their peculiarities. As early connoisseurs of imported orchids, the family contributed immensely to the early horticulture of orchids in England. It is hard to resist taking a second look at this bulbophyllum, each spike has multiple blooms that are arranged in an umbellate fan. The top sepal has little hairs that dance with the slightest amount of air movement, and the two side petals wrap to the front of the bloom like a skirt. On closer observation, the petals are adorned with shiny granules that look like tiny beads. Like many other bulbophyllums, Rothschild’s Bulbophyllum also has a bright-coloured lip which jiggles.

Height:
5 cm
5 cm
Width:
4 cm
4 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 rothschildianum will do just fine with low light levels, but when it receives moderate to bright indirect light it will thrive more, this will result in a higher flower production. Araflora supplies Bulbophyllum rothschildianum with a well-draining soil that should be kept moist (especially during the period of strong growth from late spring to end of summer) but never get drenched, otherwise root rot can occur. During summer Bulbophyllum rothschildianum likes a day temperature around 26°C and during the night the optimum temperature should be around 19°C to 20 °C. During winter time the optimum day temperature is around 18°C to 20°C and the night temperature can be around 5°C to 7°C. Bulbophyllum rothschildianum likes a humidity level of above 60%. Araflora also advises to keep Bulbophyllum rothschildianum in a room where there is an adequate airflow. If needed, Araflora advises to do repotting after flowering.

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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