• Pleione formosana
  • Pleione formosana
  • Pleione formosana
  • Pleione formosana - somewhat variable, Pleione formosana may have either a white or purple labellum
    Pleione formosana
    Pleione formosana
    Pleione formosana - an ideal houseplant

Pleione formosana

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

Availability: In stock

£7.99

Quick Overview

  • Half-hardy orchid
  • Very easy to grow
  • Delicate pink-lilac flowers
  • Keep dry in winter

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. It also needs to be kept dry in winter. If you are lucky enough to live in a warm 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.

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very pleased Review by gloria
I can wait to see the flowers of this plant it came I fantastic condition thank you I am so pleased .
I will defiantly buy my plants from here again . (Posted on 18/08/2017)

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Pleione formosana

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

Availability: In stock

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