Pleonie Orchid Tongariro Hybrids
Purchased many years ago as a straight tongariro clone, but we have discovered there are many slight differences amongst the stock - and its simply to tricky to rouge them all out, hence offering a 'mix' (very hard to tell the differences to the untrained eye'. Very early blooming.
Native to the Himalayas, Pleonies are mostly a ground dweller, however some species and hybrids thrive in an epiphytic situation. Good drainage is essential and any potting should be done in a fine orchid mix with scoria added to the base of the pots. Perfect specimens in bowls and pots, also thrive when planted inside tree stumps. They do like their tucker, and respond well to tomato style liquid fertilisers. We had a selection of Pleonies potted last season, they were sold in a matter of days highlighting the popularity of these little treasures.
Please note these are vastly different to the ‘Chinese ground orchid’ (Bletilla Striata). Early spring BLOOMING.