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Orchid Pleione (Pleione snowcap)

this is a new project for me, i grow orchids, but i have started to grow these half hardy mini orchids. this one is snowcap.

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Love that one!
I grew my first Pleiones this year and I'm hooked!

28 Oct, 2011


Thanks, they do grab you like that don't they...

29 Oct, 2011


Very much so.
The three pseudobulbs that I bought last year have died off, leaving me eleven with flower and leaf buds, plus seven more small pseudobulbs! Very rewarding!

29 Oct, 2011


that's excellent, very quickly you can really build up a nice collection...

29 Oct, 2011


I have a nice terracotta bowl for them next year - plenty of room to make even more babies!

29 Oct, 2011


sounds good, i have mine in a terracotta bowl too, although i have lost a few of my P.forrestii as they never produced anything after the flower which was odd..

29 Oct, 2011


Most frustrating!

29 Oct, 2011


It's happened again! I posted that comment, not Iciar.

29 Oct, 2011


That's strange i wonder why that happened then.. i was mortified there was no offspring...

29 Oct, 2011


My alter ego doesn't seem to have that problem!!
Seriously though, my Pleiones went outdoors after flowering. They certainly thrived. Forrestii has a reputation for being a bit fussy though doesn't it?

29 Oct, 2011


i do the same, outside in the semi shade they love it, Yes Forrestii if not perfect does seem to have a fit and stop playing..

29 Oct, 2011

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