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Pleione speciosa

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Apr 18, 2009.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I bought this about 14 months ago, so I'm feeling pretty pleased that it bloomed. It was supposed to be Pl. aurita, but I'm not complaining.
    pl.speciosa.flower.jpg pl.speciosa.lip.jpg
     
  2. Rita-mo

    Rita-mo Just One More Please

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    Lovely! that one goes on my gotta get list!
     
  3. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    I am really getting into this genus...very nice Marni
     
  4. cristoff

    cristoff Stan-a-holic

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    Damn. Got one earlier this year. Potted it up, new growth grew a bit, then turned brown.
    Must try again next year after seeing yours. Thanks.
     
  5. Ann

    Ann Beadin' fool

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    I'm getting into (looking at) this genus, too. Too hot here I think. That's spectacular.
     
  6. Wendy H

    Wendy H Just me

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    Love that lip! I keep seeing them for sale and chickening out. Do you find them easy?
     
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    Wonderlful flower and pic
    ;)
     
  8. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The ones I find the easiest are Pl praecox and Pl maculata. They are both fall bloomers and don't need the same chilling as most others. I have a terrible time with Pl formosana which most people say is easy. There are also some wonderful hybrids. You do have to make seasonal changes for pleiones and to me it is worth it. Some that are harder are Pl humilis and hookeriana. There is some good information available on pleiones (on the web and Baker and Baker "P" book or culture sheets). Definitely worth a try.
     
  9. Jean

    Jean whatever

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    Great color!
     
  10. EGOISTA

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    Italian orchids magazine (that is written in English too), published a monograph on the genus Pleione
    written by G. Torelli.

    It'is very beautiful, like a great book about 1 cm high, I think the shipping costs low and there are no problems with customs.
    It is also sold to foreign,I can ask about their costs and how to submit to the secretariat of the Italian association.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Good point. Yes, it is the best reference I have seen. If you want to grow any of the less common species it is well worth the effort to get it.
     
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    Gordon Member

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    Hello Eoista! Paul Cumbleton (www.pleione.info) mentions it and recommends requests via an email to the editor of Caesiana, Franco Bruno. Is this still correct?
    /Gordon
     
  13. EGOISTA

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    Yes I know Franco Bruno , is correct!
    I can ask also for all You to Max Ronchi the secretary of A.I.O.
    becouse is the secretary of my association too. :)
     
  14. EGOISTA

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    I confirm : send a e-mail to Franco Bruno or Massimo Ronchi,
    for Ronchi e-mail address please contact me by pm