Orchids forum: Pleione help, please

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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
May 19, 2013 5:18 PM CST
I'm trying these for the first time. Bulb was planted as soon as it arrived, about 3 weeks ago. No growth is showing yet. Should I check to see if it's making roots, or just wait a bit longer? It's been kept on the drier side, in bright, filtered light.

This is how I planted it.


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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
May 19, 2013 5:57 PM CST
Chellie, as long as the bulb is firm, (looks like it) I'd have patience and not disturb it.

I read up a bit on Pleiones a few months ago, and from what I learned, they sometimes flower at the same time as they are putting up their leaves in the spring. They like the weather cool and moist, so what you're doing sounds right to me.
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
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chelle
May 19, 2013 6:35 PM CST
Thanks, Elaine.

The bulb is still firm, so I'll leave it be. Thumbs up
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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
May 24, 2013 6:37 AM CST
I think it's showing a bit of green! Hurray!

It will want filtered sunlight, right?

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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
May 24, 2013 7:29 AM CST
Yup, but don't let it get too warm. They shouldn't get sun that would heat up the leaves. Mist often.

These are cool-growing orchids, that's why I decided not to grow them here.
Elaine

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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
May 24, 2013 7:47 AM CST
Thanks, again!

I'd been dribbling water, I hadn't even thought of misting. Thumbs up
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