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Promenea Limelight

This is a discussion on Promenea Limelight within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi, recently I purchased a Promenea Limelight. The plant looks great and I love the ...

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    Red face Promenea Limelight

    Hi, recently I purchased a Promenea Limelight. The plant looks great and I love the pictures I have seen of the blooms. My problem is how to grow it. I admit to being totally confused as to its growing requirements. It seems everything I read contradicts what I have previously read. As of now my research has this orchid needing deep shade to full sun, cold to hot temperatures, dry to very wet growing conditions. If any of you grow this orchid or are familiar with it could you please advise me as to how to successfully grow it? Many thanks in advance! I really wish I could find a comprehensive orchid growing book that I could trust and understand. Bill
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    Bill, I have found these to do well for me under cool/intermediate conditions with bright light and no direct light. Ideally, a higher humidity and kept on the wetter side, but not sopping wet. That has always worked for me.

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    Raphael, thanks for the info. I really appreciate it. I just started growing my orchids under lights in my basement so I am having to relearn alot. Thanks again, Bill

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    No Problem Bill. These do really well under lights!

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