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Pleione limprichtii

Pleione limprichtii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Coelogyneae
SubTribe: Coelogyninae
Genus: Pleione
Species: P. limprichtii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Pleione limprichtii
Schltr. 1922


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

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from spring to summer with a single 6 cm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in Sichuan, China at elevations of 2000 to 2500 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.

NamingEdit

Common name: Limpritch's Pleione, Hardy Chinese Orchid

SynonymsEdit

  1. Pleione bulbocodioides var. limprichtii (Schltr.) P.J.Cribb 1981

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