Welcome to OrchidsForum.com. We are a friendly online community for Orchid Growers all over the world. If you haven't joined yet we invite you to register and join our community. Hope to see you on our forums!

pleione are they epiphytic/can be mounted?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by jai, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. jai

    jai Orchid addict

    Messages:
    915
    Likes Received:
    119
    Location:
    youngstown ohio
  2. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,737
    Likes Received:
    535
    Location:
    Oak Island NC
    Any orchid can be grown any way, if you put enough effort into it to meet the plants needs.

    Personally, I use mounting primarily for plants that I know I can give more "dry time", and I wouldn't put a pleione in that category.
     
  3. jai

    jai Orchid addict

    Messages:
    915
    Likes Received:
    119
    Location:
    youngstown ohio
    Maybe not mounted but what about vertically potted?
     
  4. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,737
    Likes Received:
    535
    Location:
    Oak Island NC
    What does that mean?
     
  5. jai

    jai Orchid addict

    Messages:
    915
    Likes Received:
    119
    Location:
    youngstown ohio
    Like in a net pot or plastic pot with the plant growing out the side instead of the top.
     
  6. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,737
    Likes Received:
    535
    Location:
    Oak Island NC
    Gotcha! Yeah, that's a good approach for many plants, but don't pleiones normally grow upward?
     
  7. jai

    jai Orchid addict

    Messages:
    915
    Likes Received:
    119
    Location:
    youngstown ohio
    That's okay I was just curious. How shallow of a pot can it be? I have a 1.5 inch deep clay pot(water tray), and a few 2cm deep aluminium trays I thinking of using. But if not I will go by a deeper dish( I don't want to deep of a dish, fear of rotting them away)
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2016
  8. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,737
    Likes Received:
    535
    Location:
    Oak Island NC
    I have always grown them in standard pots - depth about 125% of height.
     
    jai likes this.
  9. jai

    jai Orchid addict

    Messages:
    915
    Likes Received:
    119
    Location:
    youngstown ohio
    Some research is telling me that they are cool growing orchids and should not be in temps exceeding 75 F. Is this true?
     
  10. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,737
    Likes Received:
    535
    Location:
    Oak Island NC
    Got me... They have certainly gotten warmer than that in my greenhouse.
     
    jai likes this.