is a cute miniature orchid that is very easy to grow on the windowsill or a shady spot and at moderate temperatures.
The pseudobulbs are oval shaped and grow very close together. They measure up to 2 cm in height and 1.5 cm in diameter.
The leaves are evergreen, leathery and oval, with a maximum length of 3.5 cm and width of 2 cm
The inflorescence is erect, about 2 cm high and carries a maximum two flowers. These flowers are in the form of a lump and are about 3.5 cm.
The bloom lasts about 2 weeks. The flowers are a creamy white, dotted with purple spots.
Vietnam and Indonesian Peninsula
It is an epiphytic orchid that occurs in the evergreen deciduous forest at elevations around 1,450 m.
Dutchman’s clog, Frost’s Bulbophyl
Bulbophyllum bootanoides, Cirrhopetalum bootanoides, Cirrhopetalum frostii
Bulbophyllum: from the Greek words bolbos (bulb) and phyllon (leaf).
Frostii: in honor of John Frost (1803-1840, founder of the Medico-Botanical Society (UK).
Moderate to warm
The substrate must remain moist as much as possible. In winter, the substrate may dry out a little but not too long.
Bulbophyllum frostii can be grown in a moist mixture of fine bark or sphagnum moss or mounted on a wooden block or sticks. They benefit from good air circulation.
Orchid fertilizer every two weeks or universal liquid fertilizer for houseplants, but diluted to 1/8 of the recommended dilution.
- Bulbophyllum frostii: Orchi