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Pleione Alishan Mothers Day

SKU: plalmoda
A rarely offered hybrid with Lavender-pink flowers and orange marks on the lip.
Family: Orchidaceae
Flower Colour: Purple
Flowering Season: Spring
Origin: Asia
Preferred Conditions: Moist, well drained soil
Preferred Aspect: Partial Shade
Additional Feature: Mainly flowers
Price: £10.00
These are only available through this site between October and March when they are completely dormant.
Product Details
Lovely and relatively easy to grow orchid from South East Asia (this is a hybrid but it's parents originate from East Asia!). Requiring an open compost mix with say 1 part Spagnum moss, 1 part fine bark (not composted) and one part coarse peat or perlite. Basically as long as the mix is free draining with relatively large pore spaces it will be fine. We add a little standard compost mix to our mixture because we are often away from them for periods when we are at shows and this helps to retain a little more water. Place them in a site which is dappled shade through the summer, in winter they may need protection if you're in a very cold site. We overwinter ours (in S.E.scotland) under polythene. Liquid feed helps growth and we'd recommend a balanced to high potash while they are in growth.