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Old 01-13-2020, 06:40 PM
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I finally got a nice example of this plant and I am having a tough time finding first hand experience. It seems like mounting is the way to go but I was also thinking about the good old cedar basket as well. Any advice on how to set this guy up?

Iíll probably just go with a nice branch and orient it vertically if I donít get any suggestions or advice against.

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Old 01-14-2020, 02:07 AM
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Mounted her upside down on a cedar plank.
I used a few strips of 3D air fabric below the plant and a wad of sphag over the roots.

Pics tomorrow
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cute!! I hope you're keeping this one outside because its flowers are supposed to smell like rotting meat...
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cute!! I hope you're keeping this one outside because its flowers are supposed to smell like rotting meat...
This is one of those that I just love the look of the plant and flowers but probably will never acquire due to the aroma. Goodluck DC!
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thanks guys!
and yes, outside FOR SURE...i have been around it in bloom, it was what made me want one and really excited the magic of orchids to me...

i will also have to keep it mounted very high as my pups will surely be curious about the smell
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Pete wants a taste test! Good for you getting it mounted. I have only one Bulbo and Iím still working on keeping it alive. It really didnít like my transfer to SH, and had no idea when transferring that I couldnít pick a worse time. Itís finally starting to put out new growths after a year. Perhaps I should find the name and educate myself. Whereís the smack my head emoji?
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So I have a secret for bulbophyllums....

The coir lined hanging baskets at Home Depot. $9.49

I tear the top of the coir off so it is about a three inch deep bowl and I add some chopped sphag and a little chunky bark

Thatís it. They love the coir mat and the sphag add enough moisture that they crave. Plus you never have to repot you can just add a bit more coir to the basket as they will grow up down and wherever they damn well please lol
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DC - neat trick! the problem is I can't find the coir-lined basket on the Home Depot website. what are some key words to use? honestly I use their website just to check whether they have it in store but I don't even know whether their website actually reflects their in-store stock...
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i'll take a picture as i just picked up two.

i believe they are called "growers hanging basket 14"

nope. vigoro

Basket for Sale

lol...i don't know why that link came up like that but it still works
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