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Bulbophyllums lose leaves?

Sorry tried looking up a few sites and some suggest that it's normal for Bulbo's to lose some leaves after a few years or so (once they have run their course).

However, I have one Bulbo rothschildianum which is large and loses leaves regularly but the second one I have has never lost leaves although the tips of a couple are starting to yellow off now.

Then I have others like tingabarinum, plumatum and pectin-verens who never lose leaves at all and I have several of these.

So is it normal to lose leaves on some but not others? Do some regularly lose leaves as new leaves mature? Any advice would be good, I have been growing them for a few years now but not really as long as other genera I have.

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I have seen if you give to little water in warm conditions they seen to throw off leaves. Or cold can also cause it. My skeatianum lost leaves in warm and dry conditions
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I have seen if you give to little water in warm conditions they seen to throw off leaves. Or cold can also cause it. My skeatianum lost leaves in warm and dry conditions
Ah ok, I water a lot but maybe it's just not enough.

Thanks, will see how I can give them more.
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Bolero - I grow my Bulb. rothchildianum soaking wet and bright light in summer, but cool and dryer in winter. Mine does not drop leaves and blooms very well for me since I started growing it this way.

As for Bulbos dropping leaves in general, the only ones that do so for me are when I let them get a bit too cool this time of the year. Then some of the more sensitive ones drop leaves in protest I suspect.
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Thanks, that makes sense. It's interesting that some plants drop them and some don't. I guess some like the conditions or are less likely to drop leaves.

I have been watering the Bulbo's twice a day since I found out just how much they like water.
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