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Bulbophyllum masdevalliaceum

Bulbophyllum masdevalliaceum

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Introducing the captivating Bulbophyllum masdevalliaceum, a stunning orchid species that promises to elevate any orchid collection with its mesmerizing presence. Renowned for its massive, long-lasting flowers, this miniature-sized epiphyte hails from the exotic locales of Cape York, Queensland, and Papua New Guinea, thriving in hot, humid conditions typical of its native habitats.

At the heart of its allure lies its distinctive flower, boasting deep shades of maroon with delicate yellow or white accents along the edges. The lateral sepals, notably larger than the dorsal, create a striking visual contrast, making each bloom a true masterpiece. With flower sizes reaching up to 2 1/2 inches (6 cm), prepare to be enchanted by the sheer magnificence of each blossom.

In its natural habitat, Bulbophyllum masdevalliaceum is often found nestled amongst forest trees, where its creeping rhizome gives rise to rounded bulbs adorned with smooth, thick ovate leaves. During the winter and spring months, the plant bursts into a spectacle of floral splendor, as wiry spikes emerge from beneath the foliage, carrying single, Masdevallia-like flowers with fuzzy-edged maroon petals and delicate white margins.

Cultivating this remarkable species is a rewarding endeavor, provided you recreate its preferred growing conditions. Optimal care involves providing ample warmth, partial shade, and consistent moisture, whether through regular watering or a well-maintained humidity tray. Fertilize generously during the growing season to support vigorous growth and prolific blooming.

For optimal growth, consider potting Bulbophyllum masdevalliaceum in a well-draining medium or securing it onto a sturdy slab, ensuring good air circulation around the roots. With proper care, this enchanting orchid will reward your efforts with its breathtaking beauty, gracing your space with its alluring presence year after year.

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

Join the ranks of orchid enthusiasts who have fallen under the spell of Bulbophyllum masdevalliaceum, and elevate your orchid collection to new heights of elegance and charm.

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