Pleione humilis

Pleione humilis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Coelogyneae
SubTribe: Coelogyninae
Genus: Pleione
Species: P. humilis
Binomial name
Pleione humilis
(Sm.) D. Don 1825

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


Plant blooms from late winter to spring with one to two 10 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.[1]

Plant blooms earlier than other species in the genus.[1]


Plant is found growing on tree trunks and branches in the forest of Burma; Assam, Manipur, and Sikkim India; and Nepal at elevations of 1850 to 3200 meters.[1]


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. Watering should begin after plant finishes blooming, since roots start developing after flower withers. 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.


Common name: The Low Growing Pleione


  1. Coelogyne humilis Lindl. 1821
  2. Coelogyne humilis var. albata Rchb.f. 1888
  3. Coelogyne humilis var. tricolor Rchb.f. 1880
  4. Cymbidium humile Sm. ex Lindl. 1821
  5. Dendrobium humile (Sm.) Sm. in A.Rees 1808
  6. *Epidendrum humile Sm. 1806
  7. Pleione diantha Schltr. 1915
  8. Pleione humilis var. adnata Pfitzer 1907
  9. Pleione humilis var. purpurascens Pfitzer 1907


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Cribb, Phillip, and Ian Butterfield (1988). The Genus Pleione (Timber Press). 

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