Sunday, December 27, 2009

Pleurothallis palliolata

Pleurothallis palliolata - Flower photo by Richard LindbergI love my greenhouse. I can grow a wide variety of orchids that I could not have grown indoors. I went through a phase where I thought that I could grow anything and everything.

Pleurothallis palliolata grows in Costa Rica and Panama. Cool to warm growing and needs low light compared to many of the other plants I have.Pleurothallis palliolata - Plant photo by Richard Lindberg Still, it did quite well through the summer when the greenhouse was warm and wet.

Winter is another story. With the heater on the humidity was much lower and the watering was less frequent. Most of my collection was fine with that. None of the Pleurothallidinae do well. I have lost some plants already this winter.

I have moved all of them to Sonoma. All the watering there is by hand and there is more room to separate watering zones.

They can't stay in Sonoma forever. I will need to re-evaluate the range of plants in the collection. I may need to sell these off so that a year from now I am not trying to juggle so many requirements.

2 comments:

  1. I have been looking to buy a Pleurothallis Palliolata whould you know of a place I could get one of these beautiful orchids.

    karen sue posey

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  2. Hanging Gardens is the place to get any of these. They are great plants... Google Hanging Gardens

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