• 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

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£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. 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.

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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

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