Sunday, August 3, 2014
Bulbophyllum tingabarinum Garay, Hammer, Siegrist 1994, blooming in 2014
After two years in my garden I can attest that Bulbophyllum tingabarinum is easy to grow and flower at middles altitudes in the mountainous interior of Puerto Rico. It does demand careful fertilization when it is producing new growths or the pseudobulbs will be smaller than their full potential. For me it blooms like clockwork every August. In 2014 it has produced two inflorescences. The high winds and the copious rains that tropical storm Bertha brought to the island the last two days didn't affect the flowering process.