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Pleione 2015
« on: February 09, 2015, 01:43:34 PM »
hello friends,
Happy New Pleione Year   :)

I posted it already in the "Pleione 2014"
and did not realize, that it was the wrong topic :(

so, once again, this is my first Pleione flowering in 2015,

Pleione humilis


enjoy
« Last Edit: February 09, 2015, 01:45:17 PM by goofy »

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Re: Pleione 2015
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2015, 02:04:46 PM »
Fine flower! I think I read that this species is difficult to grow and therefore I didn't buy one yet. Can you confirm this?
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Re: Pleione 2015
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2015, 02:22:50 PM »
hello friends,
Happy New Pleione Year   :)

I posted it already in the "Pleione 2014"
and did not realize, that it was the wrong topic :(

so, once again, this is my first Pleione flowering in 2015,
enjoy
   Oh ! I didn't notice it was the wrong thread either, Dieter , sorry!
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Re: Pleione 2015
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2015, 02:35:42 PM »
Fine flower! I think I read that this species is difficult to grow and therefore I didn't buy one yet. Can you confirm this?

difficult or easy...........
.....its not difficult for me, and I am a "beginner"


(just ask Mr. Röllich how to grow it best :) )

cheers


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Re: Pleione 2015
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2015, 04:17:01 PM »
Fine flower! I think I read that this species is difficult to grow and therefore I didn't buy one yet. Can you confirm this?
It likes to grow cool. I grow mine outside in a shaded open-sided frame from late April (but watch out for late frosts).
I grow them in perforated pots in a mix of 80% living sphagnum: 20% orchid bark with a sprinkling of silica sand (helps re-wetting). I only water with rainwater or de-mineralised water & give a dilute feed every 4th watering (avoid fertiliser using urea or ammonia as the nitrogen source). I store dormant pseudobulbs in a cold unheated garage (tends to stay between 1-5C overwinter). It is important to keep them only barely moist at the start of new leaf growth as the new roots tend to rot easily if growing into a saturated growing medium.

All this makes them sound difficult .....but they are not and many other growers are successful with different regimes. The above regime also works well with forrestii, forrestii alba and albiflora.
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Re: Pleione 2015
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2015, 04:58:09 PM »
Hallo Steve, thank you for this detailed description!
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Re: Pleione 2015
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2015, 07:46:23 PM »
Pleione 'Riah Shan'

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Re: Pleione 2015
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2015, 04:24:40 PM »
The first swallow of mine is also P. humilis. It is really easy to grow  ;)
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Re: Pleione 2015
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2015, 04:39:33 PM »
so, once again, this is my first Pleione flowering in 2015,

Pleione humilis


enjoy
Nice fringed lip!
Mine is still a tiny bud, can't wait fot it to bloom  :)
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Re: Pleione 2015
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2015, 10:10:10 AM »
Here is my first sign of Pleione spring. Pleione Sirena, and a very clear white form. Must have inherited 90% of it's genes form Pleione humilis.

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Re: Pleione 2015
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2015, 12:12:26 PM »
hello friends,
Happy New Pleione Year   :)

I posted it already in the "Pleione 2014"
and did not realize, that it was the wrong topic :(

so, once again, this is my first Pleione flowering in 2015,

Pleione humilis


enjoy


Dieter, many of your photos are not now visible  - when I try to access them direct by their link, thisis the message I get ;
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Re: Pleione 2015
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2015, 07:30:29 PM »
Hurrah, lovely picture of Pleione humilis. Such beautiful contrast, almost 3dimensional. Well done.
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Re: Pleione 2015
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2015, 07:44:24 AM »
Pleione Eiger
Pleione Cosmos 'Shooting Stars'
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Re: Pleione 2015
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2015, 08:29:51 AM »
Pleione Cosmos 'Shooting Stars' is really odd-looking  ???
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Re: Pleione 2015
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2015, 10:25:22 AM »
I did wonder if someone would say that. I had some scopulorum with a similar if slightly less pronounced effect on the petals last year, threw them all out just in case...but I have read that temperature changes can cause something like this too. Does anyone have a strong view on the significance of this type of blotching?

 


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