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Promenaea Winelight

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by Marni, Jul 4, 2012.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ben Berliner did a lot of hybridizing with promenaeas and this was one of his second generation hybrids. This is a cross of Promenaea stapelioides with Promenaea Limelight (ovatiloba x stapelioides). He had given me a flask and this is the 2nd best of the seedlings. I wasn't aware it was in bloom until I moved it when I was trying to find another plant. Nice surprise.



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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nice bloom. Luckily it was discovered on time!
     
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    tenman Well-Known Member

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    That's a lovely show. I'll have to keep my eye out for that one. In what sort of media do you grow promeneas?
     
  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Tennis, I grow these in a terrestrial mix of fine bark, pumice (used to use perlite), some red lava rock, and coir. They root much faster with the coir in it. I was using charcoal too but couldn't find a source that was good and affordable.
     
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    Very nice flowers!
     
  6. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Wow! Reminds me of Esmeralda cathcartii.