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Promenaea Limelight

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by Marni, Aug 11, 2012.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Another primary promenaea hybrid (ovatiloba x stapelioides) that blooms very freely. I think this was one of the first to be made. Some of the clones have lots of markings on them from stapeliodes, but this one looks very much like a straight ovatiloba. I grow these cool.


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    Kermie Tadpole Supporting Member

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    Beautiful!
    This is neat for me to see beacuse I have this hybrid, but it is heavily spotted. :)

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  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ben Berliner gave me a flask of this and as I bloomed them out, they ran the whole gamut from heavily barred to this one. I kept one from each of the extremes. It doesn't show it in this division, but the plant will ring itself with flowers and makes a great show.
     
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    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    Oh, very nice! That is beautiful.
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    I am starting to really enjoy promenaeas
     
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    Very nice. Is the color on the pic accurate?
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, it is. I was poking around in the promenaea patch today, there is a lot in bloom right now.
     
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    What conditions do you have your Prom in? I can't get my xanthinas to flower.
     
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    Daniel, though I have grown some mounted they really do best for me potted. I usually grow them in a terrestrial mix in net pots that are set inside a plug tray or individual plastic pots to maintain humidity. I grow them in moderate, maybe moderately bright light in the greenhouse that is 50 F at night. Watering is maintained throughout the year so that they are approaching dryness when they are watered again. They do best in proportionately small planters for me, perhaps because the roots pull up more moisture and they dry a little quicker. They are on the bench with masdevallias, dendrochilums, some oncidiums. I was growing cuthbertsonii there, but it wasn't quite enough light. The terrestrial mix has bark, pumice, red lava rock, and Coco peat (coir). The Coco peat seems to really help with rooting which can be a real problem after dividing. They can go for several years without repotting. When you do repot wait until a new growth has just matured, don't wait for new growth. This is the season for them to be blooming.
     
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    I grow xanthina and stapelioides with my cuthbertsonii and Masdevallia. It'd be nice to have them flush with flowers like I've seen them do. I've accomplished it with the stapelioides once or twice but nothing stable.