Pleione Potting Mixes
Tue, 31 Jan 2006 19:30:04 PST
I've always had good luck with equal parts of perlite, pumice, bark dust  and 
coarse peat moss.  Since I can't get the latter any more I'm using a  coarser 
perlite, and fine orchid bark.
I hope this works as well.  I have  observed and had reports from  several 
folks even at higher elevations in this area that Pleione bulbocodioides  
'Yunnan'  does especially well in the garden, even without any overhead  protection.
Greig Warner
Burnt Bridge Creek Nursery
Vancouver,  WA  (Zone 8, Willamette Valley, Just across the River  from 
Portland, OR)
PS  If anyone has a reliable source for course peat moss please share  with 
all.  I think it is one of the most important sources of "leaf mold",  etc in a 
potting mixes.

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