Bulbophyllum bicolor Orchids Flower Picture

In 1891, ...Phyllorchis bicolor (Lindl.) Kuntze

In 1903, ...Cirrhopetalum bicolor (Lindl.) Rolfe

Bulbophyllum bicolor

Bulbophyllum bicolor
Bulbophyllum Bicolor Flowers

        I bought a 3 dollar per 2 pseudobulb. I like to do something he rarely did.  Bulbophyllum Orchids, People rarely fed Because of its small flowers. So I chose to plant this species. 

Now the house broken anymore. Because my house bad weather. My orchids almost died.

Bulbophyllum bicolor
Bulbophyllum bicolor
Bulbophyllum bicolor Plant
When I purchased 3 years ago.
At that time, there are 2 ea, pseudobulb.
now, there are 4 ea, pseudobulb.

Bulbophyllum bicolor
Bulbophyllum bicolor flowering
Inflorescence have 4 - 5 flowers..

Growth of Orchids
      Epiphytes ; Growing on clinging to branches of trees. Roots orchids have thick roots covered with silver or white velamen.

Type of Growing for Bulbophyllum Orchids
      Bulbophyllum Orchid is Sympodial; Orchids are growing that grow sideways across the top of the pot. These orchids have a rhizome at the base usually put in horizontal, The bud at the base will begin growing anther rhizome. and then ,The rizome develops into a small plant or pseudobulb, and flower. When pseudobulbs have completely healthy, It will lose its leaves celled this pseudobulbs that "backbulb". It served store feed more years before it die.

Roots Bulbophyllum Orchid
      Semi-aerial roots : Usually found on the rocks or the trees. Roots can be absorbed many water. it smaller aerial roots. Most roots inside the pot. But may have some roots emerge outside the pot. This orchid roots not like a tight pots or wet for too long time, Which getting air not enough. This roots orchids such as Cattleya, Cymbidium, Dendrobium and Oncidium.

      Put it in warm temperatures, about 17-26'C. and use saran screen 50-60 percent. Keep moist in summer seasons [don't allow it dry]. Pot orchids in fine bark mounted or sphagnum moss.

  • Flower size about 1.0-2.0 cm.
  • Dorsal Sepal : Creamy yellow background, Dark red stripes and red spots.
  • Lateral Petal : Look like upper sepal.
  • Lateral Sepal : Look like upper sepal but bigger.
  • Lip : dark red color and waxy.

      Generally, Leaves of bulbophyllum orchid will emerge from the pseudobulb, only 1 ea. Green color.

Temperature and Light.
Temperature 17 to 26 'C.
Light should be about 50 to 60 percent.