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Luc Gilgemyn

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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2012, 03:42:00 PM »
Splendid humilis Alex - Nr1 is a real cracker !!  :o :o
Very interesting info on the temperature matter !  Thanks !
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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2012, 07:41:20 PM »
This humilis started flowering  during last week of Jan and is on the same temperature as the praecox and maculata,approx 18C at night and 20C during the day.
I also have a number of saxicola on the same temperature since nov 1011 and they are showing some leaf growth since begin Jan 2012.

jan
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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2012, 06:34:38 PM »
Jan,
Can you just confirm that your P. humilis doesn't have a cold dormancy. How long have you been doing this and do you think it is better because of it.

Graham
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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2012, 08:01:38 PM »
Graham,

I only had these from the first week of Jan 2012 with strong shoots and the advice to 'apply gentle heat and moisture during winter period'.

I also grow warm , P. Barcena which all flowered strongly in Dec and now have 4 inches of leaf and strong roots.

And the same for P. Wharfdale 'Pinewarbler'

Jan
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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2012, 09:25:33 PM »
Thanks Jan,
I understand now. If mine were showing signs of waking up I would do the same.
Bo'ness. Scotland

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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2012, 12:13:21 PM »
Springwood Pleiones states that Pleione humilis needs gentle warmth and moisture throughout winter. I always keep them dry in the coldest part of my pleione fridge but have to confess that I'm not really successful flowering them  :-\
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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2012, 12:53:55 PM »
By Ian, we should keep them at cold conditions in the winter. I have mine in average temperature from 0 to +2 C (... last week -2C  ;D) and they flower usually in the first week in March. Nowadays they develop buds 1 cm long.
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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2012, 03:34:26 PM »
Flowering now Pleione Sirena. I've had 3 pseudobulbs, two of them have already flowered, one had blush pink petals/sepals and the other one nearly white ones.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2012, 11:47:57 PM by Maren »
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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2012, 04:13:22 PM »
All done and no room for more..............
« Last Edit: February 08, 2012, 04:21:29 PM by Maren »
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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2012, 04:29:46 PM »
Wow, you're efficient, half of mine are still left in their pots, and I can't even start thinking of re-potting them until the snow thaws and it's possible to find moss... :P

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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2012, 04:47:24 PM »
Very impressive Maren... both the Sirena and the immaculate collection... but is'nt it terribly early for Sirena ?
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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2012, 06:37:47 PM »
Wow Maren - that view is going to look fantastic when it is all in flower, please post a pic then.
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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2012, 06:52:20 PM »
Sirena is Pln forrestii x humilis. I guess it's the humilis that made it flower early. But I have to say, most of my pleiones are going crazy. The warm winter has set them off. My Zeus Weinstein are going to flower in a couple of weeks' time and the formosana are the same. Never had that problem before. Usually I have to push them to be out mid March for the London Orchid Show. I hope they haven't all flowered by then. :-[ :-[ :-[ ???
« Last Edit: February 08, 2012, 11:48:41 PM by Maren »
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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2012, 07:03:33 PM »
That's quite a collection Maren.
A photo is a must when they are at their best.

Graham
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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2012, 07:36:41 PM »
Graham thats exactly what I was thinking. Maren it must have took you ages.

Angie  :)
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