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Pleione grandiflora

Pleione grandiflora

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Coelogyneae
SubTribe: Coelogyninae
Genus: Pleione
Species: P. grandiflora
Alliance:
Binomial name
Pleione grandiflora
(Rolfe) Rolfe 1904


Pleione grandiflora is a species of Pleione found in East Asia.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with a single 10 cm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on mossy cliffs and boulders in southern Yunnan, China and Vietnam at elevations of 1500 to 3300 meters

CultureEdit

Plant goes dormant in the late fall to early spring. Pot plants in a mix of bark and sphagnum moss, or in 50% peat and 50% perlite. Mix should retain moisture and should be well drained. Plants should be watered constantly during growing season. Stop watering when leaves drop. Plant should be misted lightly and potting media should be kept dried during dormancy in the fall. Keep plant cool from 16° to 75°F during growing season and cold during dormancy form 50° to 25°F. Grow in diffused light and fertilize at half strength during summer.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Pleione grandiflora white Pleione grandiflora variant Sepals and petals are white. Lip is white with brown spots.
Pleione grandiflora pink Pleione grandiflora variant Sepals and petals are pink. Lip is pink with brown spots.

NamingEdit

Common name: The Large Flowered Pleione

SynonymsEdit

  1. *Coelogyne grandiflora Rolfe 1903
  2. Pleione pinkepankii Braem & H.Mohr 1989
  3. Pleione barbarae Braem, 1999

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