Growing bulbophyllums in a tray of water.
5 month ago I started placing small Bulbos in 4" pots or smaller, all in moss, in plantar trays which have about 1" of water when totally full. Less than half of my small Bulbos are grown this way. The others are hanging on a wall in small pots or baskets and get watered every day. Almost every day that is, sometimes I miss. Even when watered every day, on warm days they are fairly dry the next day, still moist but not dripping wet like the ones sitting in the plantar trays. A cookie tray with a lip of 1/2" or less might also work for a larger number of plants.
After 5 months I see no damage from the constant moisture and what appears to be noticeably superior growth rate. Probably will need a year to fully evaluate this. One Coelogyne has joined the group and also seems to like it.
Does anyone grow their Bulbos like that? What other plants grow well like that? I'm contemplating growing the central American rain forest plants like Masdies, Dracs and Pleuros like that. D cutherbersonis would be another candidate. But these guys usually commit suicide in my care. A member suggested refrigerating water for the D cuthbers on a continuous basis, will definitely try that.