Tips and tricks
Growing boxes: I use growing boxes made of plastic. Each box can hold approximately 15 pots. the bottom of the boxes I cover with a piece cotton blanket. This helps to keep the growing area humid during the summer. It also hold back "drop of" bulbils during the autumn. September 2015: I have now tested this for two growing seasons, and I have to say that it is a succes. The blanket holds back the drop of bulbils, and the roots from Pleione that grow out of the holes in the bottom of the pot, spread out over the blanket. Here it suck nutrition and water from the blanket. It really helps the plant getting moist in the dry periods. The wet blanket also keep a general moist climate around the plants. Growing on very small bulbils Very small bulbils from ex. Pleione albiflora, Pleione coronaria and Pleione chunii can be very difficult to grow. Many of them are so small, that the dry out or drown and rots in the compost. I have tried, with succes, to grow them in a way, that requires minuimum of care. I use a plastic bottle, wich I cut in half. In the bottom I add some perlite and water to keep the bottle moist but not too wet. On top of this I add a little layer of fine chopped moss and pinebark. Again on top of this I add the tiny bulbils. Then I put back the top part of the bottle. This construction can stay moist for a long time, and I only have to mist the top with some rainwater and and once in a while a little week solution of fertilizer. Here is a bottle with a few Pleione albiflora bulbils When it come to the dormant periode around November, I keep the bottle cool and almost dry. In the comming spring I just grow on again until the bulbils get big enough to grow on normaly.