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Pleione saxicola

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Coelogyneae
SubTribe: Coelogyninae
Genus: Pleione
Species: P. saxicola
Alliance:
Binomial name
Pleione saxicola
Tang & F.T.Wang ex S.C.Chen 1987


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

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the fall with a single 7 cm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on cliffs in Bhutan and Yunnan China at elevations off 2300 to 2900 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: The Lithophytic Pleione

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