Pleione Orchids

Pleione orchids are found naturally in the mountains of the Himalayas, India, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and China.  Pleione orchids have big showy flowers that are easily grown in a frost free greenhouse, on a cool shaded windowsill or outdoors if they are given adequate winter protection.   These members of the orchid family have pseudobulbs – swollen basalt stems which act as the plants’ storage organs.  Each year a new stem emerges from the base of the previous season’s pseudobulb.  Both flowers and leaves are borne on these stems which then swell to become a new pseudobulb.  The flowers borne singly or in pairs are made up of a central tube with a large flower lip usually ridged and fringed and marked with colored blotches  ranging from dark pink to snow white and all shades in between.  We deliver plants with 10 – 15 pseudobulbs, which must be kept partly above ground when planting, just as they are in the pot.  Flowering takes place between  April – May and can last up to 4 weeks.  For more information see: Orchid Care, Our Publications and Quality.

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