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Pleione praecox

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Nov 13, 2014.

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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 I find it the easiest to grow of all of the genus. There are 3 clones blooming now.

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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Excellent fall display! My favourite clone is on the upper photo.
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Mine too.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Beautiful display
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I got one today but P. maculata is my favorite in the genus. Thanks for the photos.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't bloom P maculata every year, but this blooms without fail for me. I don't know what maculata needs that is different.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That maculata you sent me in May has been doing well on cork mount for me. I think it has two spikes now. I will give you a better/more reliable report next year.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Tom, good to know. I once saw a great specimen blooming on a horizontal mount. I should try one mounted.
     
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    Lovely.
     
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    Stunning!

    Marni Pleione maculata is the warmest from all Pleione - if this helps - in summer night should be 19C day 22-24C, in winter not below 5C plants from Thailand, but they are two kind of it, those from India KEW Garden grows in winter min 18C!!! those from India have twice bigger flowers as well - well this is written by Bakers
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Piotr. I used to grow and bloom maculata pretty well, but the last few years not so much. Most of them were in the warmer greenhouse. I have seen what look like a few nubs where I might get flowers on a couple of the plants. Pretty soon I should have a warmer greenhouse where I can grow them both summer and winter at warmer temperatures than before.
     
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