• Pleione formosana
  • Pleione formosana
  • Pleione formosana
  • Pleione formosana
    Pleione formosana

Pleione formosana

Peacock Orchid, Windowsill Orchid
Size: ex 1L pots - Large pseudobulbs

Availability: In stock

£6.99

Quick Overview

  • Half-hardy orchid
  • Very easy to grow
  • Delicate pink-lilac flowers
  • Keep dry in winter
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

Description

Pleione formosana, the Peacock Orchid is a small delicate terrestrial orchid from the montane forest floors of Taiwan and the three provinces of mainland China that are to the immediate west and northwest of Taiwan: Fujian, Zhejiang and Jiangxi. It has an elegant lilac-pink flower with a white tubular mouth that has an exotic white fringe and attractive yellow and brown markings within. The usually solitary flower appears in April and May followed by a single bright green leaf with pronounced pleating.

It is an extremely easy orchid to grow but requires a frost-free location so can only be grown outside in the most favoured parts of the UK. If you are lucky enough to live in such a location then a shady moist aspect with overhanging protection and a very free-draining substrate is an ideal microclimate for Pleione formosana.

Indoors it is a very tolerant plant and will overwinter well on a windowsill if kept dry during its dormancy. Pleione formosana makes an ideal houseplant, where its diminutive zen-like charms are readily appreciated.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Orchidaceae
Sub-Family Epidendroideae
Synonyms Coelogyne formosana, Pleione bulbocodioides var. nivea, Pleione formosana f. alba, Pleione formosana var. nivea, Pleione formosana f. nivea, Pleione formosana var. nivea, Pleione hookeriana f. nivea, Pleione hui, Pleione pricei
Geographical Origin Taiwan, China
Cultivation Shade or partial shade. Humid atmosphere in summer, cool in winter. Loose, free-draining, slightly acidic substrate - bark, sphagnam moss and perlite is ideal. Keep dry during winter dormancy
Eventual Height 15cm
Eventual Spread 40cm
Hardiness Half-hardy. Needs a frost-free aspect or microclimate so can only be grown outdoors in the UK in very favoured locations

Pleione formosana

Peacock Orchid, Windowsill Orchid
Size: ex 1L pots - Large pseudobulbs

Availability: In stock

£6.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

You may also be interested in the following items

Arthropodium cirratum

Arthropodium cirratum

£11.99
Dichelostemma ida-maia

Dichelostemma ida-maia

Regular Price: £0.89

Special Price: £0.79

As low as: £0.59
 

Free DELIVERY

ON ALL UK ORDERS OVER £99

THIS OFFER IS VALID ON ALL OUR STORE ITEMS.