Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Bulbophyllum ambrosia[Hance] Schlechter 1919
I received this orchid as a gift several years ago. Unlike all my other Bulbophyllum, it has only produced two new growths in all that time. The plant seems healthy enough and it is sorrounded by other orchids of the same genus that are doing pretty well, so the reason for the slow rate of growth is a mystery. Some of my friends have this plant and they produce new growths regularly. My plant had never bloomed and I had almost given up on it. Yesterday I returned from a vacation and was surprised to find a flower sticking up from the moss in the pot. The flower is lovely, I hope it blooms regularly in the future.