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Bulbophyllum longissimum

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Bulbophyllum longissimum, commonly known as the 'Long Petaled Bulbophyllum', is a small, epiphytic, hot to warm growing orchid native to Thailand, Myanmar, Borneo, and Malaysia. As its name suggests, this Bulbophyllum develops a pendant-like umbel of 5-10 elongated flowers. The flowers are a soft, cream colour accentuated by stripes of pink, that give off a fetid smell to attract pollinators. 

Requires bright, filtered light outdoors, sheltered from any direct sun. Being an epiphytic species, Bulbophyllum can either be mounted on your choice of raft, or potted in a shallow orchid pot, using small-medium grade orchid bark. If mounted, Bulbophyllum will require increased humidity and very frequent watering to maintain adequate hydration. Potted Bulbophyllum requires frequent and thorough watering, allowing water to run completely through the pot. Fertilise fortnightly with an orchid specific fertiliser throughout spring and summer.

All pictures are of plants currently for sale or previously sold at The Tropic Gardener. The plant photographed should be used as an indication of size and quality only and may not be the exact plant you receive. Form and colour will vary slightly. You will receive a plant with at least 3 pseudobulbs. 

These orchids were divisions of large specimens, and are at flowering maturity, though are currently not in flower/spike. If conditions are right, and the orchid is properly acclimated, flowers can be expected in the following season.

Pickup and Delivery


How Our Shipping Works 

We use Australia Post Express Post. Always. 

We ship at 9am on Monday mornings to reduce the chance of plants sitting in Aus Post warehouses over weekends. (Our plants will generally survive up to 2 weeks in boxes, but we like to reduce any risk at all). 

Check out our blog about how we prepare your plants for online delivery 

Shipping Costs and Sizing

Strap yourself in, this is a little complicated! 

Our shipping rates are based on weight. This is why we’ll never cramp a plant with big leaves into a small box, because it’s weight, not size that Australia Post charges for. 

We have four different box sizes.

  • Small Order =  $15 shipping
  • Medium Order = $20 shipping
  • Large Order = $25 shipping
  • Extra Large = $30 shipping (up to 800g)

An order with multiple plants over the 800g limit will be packaged in multiple boxes, at the following rates: 

Multiple Boxes: 

  • Extra Large and Small  =$35
  • Extra Large and Medium = $40
  • Extra Large and Large = $45

After that, we cap our shipping at $50. So feel free to order as many plants as you like and know that most you’ll pay is $50!

As all of our plants come in varying sizes, we have to make the best shipping decision for the health of the plant, so each order is a little different. It’s a bit of a tricky process. As a result our costs are sometimes fractionally extra than you might see on the Aus Post website, but that’s because we include the cost of the packaging materials and the time it takes to carefully pack your new plant. 

We hope this clears up any mystery about how we price our shipping for our online nursery. We will always do our best to both package your plants safely and with maximum affordability. Please do contact us if you have any further questions!