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Pleione praecox

Archive entry 25.11.07

27th October 2006 29th November 2007
A difficult autumn flowering species. I grow it in the conservatory to protect it from excessive cold. It hasn't been vigorous, but it has continued to grow.
No sooner did the flower open than every mollusc on the planet packed its bags with lubricant and slimed its way towards it for an autumn snack.
Despite repeated efforts, I have reluctantly come to the conclusion that it is not tough enough to survive my care.