A plant for people who want to keep up with the Jones’s – a truewhich will grow outdoors! All you need is a sheltered site in partial shade – the soil must be enriched with plenty of peat and mould plus some sharp sand. In winter, cover the plant with a pane of glass to keep the soil dry. Your reward will be true Orchid , about 3 in. long, borne on short – living proof that not all come from the jungle.
VARIETIES: P. bulbocodioides (P. formosana) and its varieties are the Pleiones which are usually grown outdoors – height 6 in., spread 6 in.
Flowering period: April-May. The showy blooms bear narrow white or pink petals and a large yellow, white or orange central tube. After blooming the wide grassyappear – a showpiece in any garden.
SITE AND SOIL: Afree-draining soil enriched with humus is required – do not plant in full sun.
PROPAGATION: Plant a detached pseudobulb in a cold frame in