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Maren

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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #510 on: November 08, 2012, 06:25:53 PM »
Hi Ulrich,

Pleione maculata definitely needs warmer conditions. I grow mine with my tropical orchids. Never colder than 12 degrees Celsius at night, higher in the day.
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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #511 on: November 08, 2012, 07:30:19 PM »
Hallo Maren,
thank you for this advice. In the next season I will try to find a warmer place for them.
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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #512 on: November 09, 2012, 02:13:00 PM »
On the windowsill of my kitchen Pln. praecox is now in flower. Besides Pln. Shantung 'Silver Anniversary' this is the most vigorous among all my pleiones. I had less success with tow bulbs of Pln. maculata I bought last winter: The new bulbs are small and will not flower. I kept them in the garden in the shadow of a hedge and when temperature fell below 10 degrees I brought it into the house. Was it too cold for her in the garden? Somewhere I read someone saying that he keeps this species together with his tropical orchids.
Any hints for a more successful culture are welcome.
Regards - Ulrich

Ulrich, P. maculata clones do differ. Some are easy and some are difficult to get into flower. I have two clones that haven't flowered for five years and the pseudobulbs are quite small. Another clone, kept under the same conditions, grows large and and flowers every year.

A ''good'' clone would grow well and flower under the conditions as you describe above. At least that is how I used to grow them.

This variation within species is generally overlooked, but I have seen it in other Pleione species too. For instance, some clones of P. formosana I find hard to grow while others are easy...
NE part of The Netherlands. Hardiness zone 7/8

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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #513 on: November 09, 2012, 02:25:14 PM »
Also, like Maren said, they will grow better if you keep them warmer...
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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #514 on: November 09, 2012, 07:42:39 PM »
Hallo Hans,
thank you for this additional explanation. That's possible, that different clones are different in culture. Maybe the reason why my P. praecox does better is that it is a more vigorous clone. I got it form Bernhard Röllich; he selected it and named it "Berggarten".
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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #515 on: November 10, 2012, 04:11:29 PM »
A few Pleione pics from today. The first three are P. X lagenaria, I am told the true plant of wild collected (Bhutan) origin and not Confirmation. The last is P. Liz Shan 'Pretty Girl'.

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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #516 on: November 13, 2012, 04:55:38 PM »
Nice x lagenaria Alex. Do you know who and when collected them?
Here is one small clump of my P. maculata.
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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #517 on: November 20, 2012, 05:33:18 PM »
hello !
These is my P. praecox
Passion for botany and marveled at the Pleiones 30 years.
I visited the greenhouses of Ian BUTTERFIELD
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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #518 on: November 24, 2012, 05:03:57 PM »
Currently flowering with me: Pleione Barcena
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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #519 on: November 28, 2012, 10:07:47 PM »
Pleione praecox in flower .
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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #520 on: December 16, 2012, 10:04:50 PM »
Merry Christmas and Happy New Growing Season to all friends and Pleione lovers.
Thank you for your fantastic pictures and see you next year.
Karel.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2012, 10:08:35 PM by karel_t »
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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #521 on: December 18, 2012, 08:44:16 AM »
Hello Pleione growers,

I have a question connected to sowing and seed raising of Pleiones - maybe there is another thread on this topic?
What size are Pleione seedlings 2 years out of flask? About the size of regular bulbils, significantly smaller, larger? I'm thinking about ordering some crosses which are offered as 2 years out of flask but do not have any clue what size the small bulbs might be.

Thank you in advance.  :D
Thomas
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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #522 on: December 18, 2012, 11:50:23 AM »
Hello Thomas
David from Koolplants have a very informative homepage that I can recommend. He describe the way of breading pleiones from seeds. There are a lot of photos that give you an idea of the size of bulbils in the different stages.
Here is the link: http://www.koolplants.co.uk/Pleione-Orchid-Flasking.html
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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #523 on: December 18, 2012, 04:00:14 PM »
Thomas, if they were grown 2 years in normal compost, they should be as big as regular bulbils after 1 year. However depend how long they were grown in flasks - 1 or 2 years?
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Re: Pleione 2012
« Reply #524 on: December 18, 2012, 07:19:21 PM »
Hi Thomas,
I find seedlings deflasked after 2 years can be very variable in size because inevitably some will grow more vigorously than others. See the picture below. But in general, especially if you are buying, I would expect to get ones that the size of an average bulbil.
Paul
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