• Pleione 'Tongariro'
  • Pleione 'Tongariro'

Pleione 'Tongariro'

Size: ex 1L pots - Very good quality with large pseudobulbs

Availability: Sold Out

£6.99

Quick Overview

  • Hardy orchid
  • Very easy to grow
  • Delicate violet flowers with red lip markings
  • Keep dry in winter
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Description

Pleione 'Tongariro' is a cultivar developed in 1981 by Ian Butterfield (B. Williams) and is a cross between Pleione 'Versailles' and Pleione pleionoides (Synonym: Pleione speciosa). Pleione 'Versailles' was itself the first man-made Pleione hybrid (non-naturally occuring hybrid) and was first crossed by Georges Morel in 1966 using Pleione formosana and Pleione limprichtii as the parent species.

Pleione 'Tongariro' is a beautiful cultivar with violet petals, a whitish throat marked with red spots and red and yellow lip markings on a pale violet lip. It has a particularly attractive white frill on the lip. The flowers are borne on an upright erect stem and are long-lasting.

It is an extremely easy orchid to grow and tolerates some light frost so can be grown outside in the most favoured parts of the UK. It does need to be kept on the dry side during winter.

Indoors, it will overwinter well on a windowsill if kept dry during its dormancy. 

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Orchidaceae
Sub-Family Epidendroideae
Synonyms No
Geographical Origin Horticultural cultivar
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 Hardy to half-hardy. Needs to be kept dry in winter and ideally a frost-free aspect or microclimate so can be grown outdoors in the UK in some favoured locations

Pleione 'Tongariro'

Size: ex 1L pots - Very good quality with large pseudobulbs

Availability: Sold Out

£6.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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