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My Promenaea culture

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    Default My Promenaea culture

    Interest in the culture of these plants seems to indicated so I thought I would post this thread on the way I grow them, even though I have only three plants. would like more now.
    The plants are growing in my Paph mix which is small grade composted bark ( 4 parts ) and scoria..volcanic rock ) 1 part. The plants are in 114mm dia x 90mm deep pots and sit on a tray of old orchid compost which includes some chopped sphag moss. They are kept in 70%shade at the coolest end of the greenhouse which ranges in temp' from 10c to 30c. I have a fan blowing air around constantly. They are watered and fertilized with every other plant.
    I found that once the plants were established they can happily grow in oversized pots ( for size of plant ) quite happily. They dislike being disturbed or divided. Here are some pics of the plants in situ'.

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    AHHHH I love these!! I had one once (a "meadow gold"), and I just couldn't deliver the cultural requirements. Well, that, and I put it into S&H, and it just looked at me and died Maybe it had gotten too dry? This look like a very very humid environment you have here.

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    That is great, Roy. Thanks for the post!


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    The second one looks to really have a lot of purple

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