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Indian crocus

Pleione spp.

Also known as

Orchid

Coelogyne cristata-BSI-1-yercaud-salem-India by Yercaud-elango (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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    Indian crocus Overview

    This small genus of deciduous terrestrial, sometimes epiphytic or lithophytic (grow on rocks) miniature orchids in the Orchidaceae family are native to the Himalayas and parts of Southeast Asia where they are found in mountain and foothill habitats. They are popular in cultivation and, because of their diminutive size, are commonly called windowsill orchids. They can also be grown outside in a sheltered, shady position.

    Common problems with Indian crocus

    How to propagate Indian crocus

    Division

    Propagate by division of tubers where possible.

    Tubers

    Other uses of Indian crocus

    Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.

    Spring Flowering Bulbs

    Flowering in spring these bulbs give a beautiful display.

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