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Bulbophyllum makoyanum

Bulbophyllum makoyanum

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Introducing the exquisite Bulbophyllum makoyanum, a captivating orchid species native to the lush landscapes of the Philippines, Borneo, Malaysia, and Singapore. This miniature to small-sized epiphyte enchants with its delicate features and alluring fragrance, making it a must-have for any orchid enthusiast's collection.

The Bulbophyllum makoyanum boasts slender, ridged pseudobulbs spaced elegantly apart, each adorned with a single, erect leaf that tapers into a petiole. But its true beauty shines forth when it blooms, gracing its surroundings with a slender, purple-inflorescence bearing 5 to 12 fragrant flowers.

The outer petals, in pale yellow, are embellished with purple dots, while the dorsal petal features striking reddish hues with tassels of yellow hairs along the edges. The inner coat flakes mirror this intricate pattern, adding to its allure. The delicate lip, in a warm yellowish hue, is speckled with purple dots, completing the mesmerizing display. Bulbophyllum makoyanum is a delightful species from Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo and the Philippines that can bloom at any point in the year with tall inflorescences capped by an umbel of yellow to orange flowers with small red spots that resemble the general shape of a daisy. Bulbophyllum makoyanum smells like a wet button mushroom.

Cultivating this botanical treasure requires attention to detail, but the rewards are plentiful. Here are some essential tips to ensure your Bulbophyllum makoyanum thrives:

Light: Provide filtered, diffused light, avoiding direct midday sun exposure. Aim for a light level of 12000-20000 lux to maintain optimal growth.

Temperature: This thermophilic species thrives in warm to hot conditions, with average daytime temperatures of 29-32°C and nighttime temperatures of 22-24°C, ensuring a daily amplitude of 7-9°C.

Humidity: Maintain high humidity levels of 85-90% for most of the year, dropping slightly to around 80% during the end of winter and early spring.

Substrate and Potting: Opt for excellent drainage and ample air circulation around the roots. Plant in flat pots or baskets using a loose, quickly drying medium, such as pine bark or tree fern fibers mixed with perlite or peat moss pieces.

Repotting: Handle with care to avoid disrupting the delicate root system. Repot when necessary, preferably when new roots are emerging, ensuring minimal disturbance to the plant.

Watering: Water generously during periods of active growth, ensuring thorough drainage to prevent waterlogging. Adjust watering frequency based on seasonal changes in growth.

Fertilization: Feed weekly with 1/4-1/2 of the recommended dose of orchid fertilizer during periods of active growth, adjusting as needed during rest periods.

Rest Period: Reduce watering and fertilization during autumn and winter, but avoid complete deprivation of water. Resume regular watering and fertilization as new growth emerges in spring.

This is a blooming size in a 4" pot, about 1 to 2 years to bloom, grown from seed, limited!

With proper care and attention, your Bulbophyllum makoyanum will reward you with its enchanting blooms and delightful fragrance, adding a touch of tropical elegance to any space.

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