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Pleione praecox

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Nov 9, 2013.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is a fall blooming species and, for me, the easiest to grow of all of them. This is growing in a 7" diameter ceramic pot. I winter this with occassional misting at 50F nights. It doesn't do well as cold as most pleiones.

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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Absolutely stunning display....these must be so rewarding to grow.
     
  3. Paul Mc

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    WOW! I might have to look into these...
     
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    Great pan full of bulbs and blooms. Very well grown. What are you growing them in?
     
  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I use a mix of 3 parts fine bark, 5 parts pumice, 3.5 parts well washed coir (coco peat), 1.5 parts red lava rock.
     
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    Thanks Marni. Much appreciated.
     
  7. Clark Thomas Riley

    Clark Thomas Riley New Member

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    I got a division from Marni on eBay. It has already doubled in the first year and bloomed. Very satisfying species.
     
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