Bulbophyllum lobbii “stripes” By Arthur Cornell This plant won its section and overall at the December meeting. It also received a  Cultural Award sat the R.O.S.  Dev Meeting. It had 50 buds and 48 flowers out on the night. B.lobbii is an interesting plant - originally found by Thomas Lobb in 1846 in  Java. It has a lot of varieties - Var. breviflorum (Smith 1908) claptonense (Rolfe  1904), collosseum (Ridley 1895), henshallii (Henfrey 1851) &  nettesiae (Cogniaux  1901). Of the cultivars “Kathy’s Gold” is most widely known. Also there is cultivers  “Star Dust” and “Stripes”. My records show that I bought “Kathy’s Gold” in 1998  and “Star Dust” in 2000 but not “Stripes”. From memory I bought it from Kerry on  the Gold Coast . I had it in a 200mm pot in August 2000 and moved it to a 300mm  pot in July 2003. It hangs 1.4 metres under a flat roof of 70% shade cloth that is 2.5  metres high. At the hight of summer a second 70% shade cloth is put on. Watering is  by overhead means 3 times a week and if dry by hand controlled misters. Fertiliser is  Wolfgang's HSO 3 times and HGO once and another type to complete the cycle.  Potting mix is mostly bark with a percentage of perlite. It has always flowered well,  but this year it excelled.  Growing Oncidium species in Brisbane Environmental Conditions for Vandaceous Orchids Adelopetalum bracteatum Aerangis modesta Ancistrochilus rothschildianus Ascocentrum christensonianum Bulbophyllum annandalei   Bulbophyllum dissitiflorum Bulbophyllum hamelinii  Bulbophyllum lasiochilum Bulbophyllum lobbii Bulbophyllum schillerianum Cattleya loddigesii Cattleya skinneri Coelia triptera Cymbidium erythraeum More Articles