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Pleione formosana
Pleione formosana
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Family:  Orchidaceae
Hardiness:  To Zone 8b
Mature Size:  6"
Exposure:  Shade to Part Shade
Bloom Time:  April - May
Moisture Needs:  Moist
Origin: Taiwan
Price: $15.00
Pot Size: Small Band Pot
Bulbs per pot: 1 flowering size

Stock Status:In Stock
Product Code: P0587

This is a surprisingly hardy terrestrial Orchid that is quite easy to grow given a couple of rules.  Loose crumbly organic/gritty well-drained soil and fairly dry in the winter.  Oh yeah, real cold is not the best either.  We have friends who grow these easily in nearby Port Ludlow in rotting logs, stumps and deep moss on rocks with a tarp thrown over in winter to shed rain but that is in a mild maritime garden. Traditionally this is grown in containers and overwintered in a cool sunroom or coldframe.  Were making this sound harder than it is and we don't mean to as it is worth the minimal fuss.  Pink and white Cattleya-type flowers on such a little plant.  This increases freely by small bulblets which is how we have come to offer these to you.