This orchid grows well alongside our lowland and highland Nepenthes with ease! Mature flowering size divisions.
This is one of our favorite orchids in the greenhouse and it stops visitors in their tracks! Bulbophyllum blumei is native to peninsular Asia to Australia. The rhizomatous growth habit produces small pseudobulbs, each with a single leaf. When mature the pseudobulbs produce a single deep maroon flower, lined it white! They almost look like a masdevallia orchid. They eventually produce a number of offshoots and seem to be very free-flowering for us. They thrive in both our lowland and highland greenhouses in bright indirect light and shade. Very hardy and rewarding! We find they love growing in sphagnum and perlite right alongside the Neps.
There are so many plants that enjoy the same conditions as Nepenthes, most love high humidity and bright indirect light. Aroids, bromeliads, ferns, and orchids are just a few companion plants for Nepenthes. We love adding bromeliads between our tropical pitcher plants for a burst of color and texture! They also look nice mounted on driftwood. Ferns add a softness to the environment and really make the colorful pitchers stand out. Aroids add bizarre leaf shapes and orchids make great conversation pieces! The list goes on! Our collection has grown significantly over the years and we regularly take divisions from some of our favorite gems. Adding these treasures to your collection can really elevate the aesthetic of your grow space and allow you to enjoy it even more. We have been multiplying some of our companion plants and they will be available here from time to time.