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Pararenanthera culture?

This is a discussion on Pararenanthera culture? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I'm looking at what's called a Pararenanthera online that's really caught my eye. (Apparently it's ...

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    I'm looking at what's called a Pararenanthera online that's really caught my eye. (Apparently it's a cross between a Paraphalaenopsis and Renanthera?)...however, I have no idea what either of those types of orchids require, nor this mix between the two. I've read that Paraphalaenopsis do okay in Phalaenopsis light, but I know Renanthera do great in full sun. Seems like two opposite ends of the spectrum. Does anyone know anything about this particular cross? The blooms are beautiful and it's a great price.

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    Paraphals need much more light than Phals. They have terete leaves like terete vandas that also need a a lot of light. They also need warm to hot temperatures. This particular hybrid will grow with good light probably full sun and warm conditions depending on the kind of renanthera parent, because renantheras come from from both cool and warm regions. However attractive the plant is, I do not think it is ideal for a windowsill culture or even appartment or basement culture unless you are ready to provide supplemental lighting.

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    Thank you! Well, there goes that idea! lol I refuse to do supplemental lighting. I don't know how to hook it all up (I've tried before) and I don't think I can afford the extra electricity haha

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