Thursday, September 11, 2014

Promenaea stapelioides

The Promenaeas are all cool growing, lower light species from Brazil.  This species, my favorite, is named for its flowers' resemblance to the flowers of a Stapelia plant.  The plant is 8 cm tall with bluish-green leaves, small pseudobulbs and large 4 cm flowers.  I grow it in live sphagnum in a plastic net pot and keep it moist with high humidity.





6 comments:

  1. Beautiful and original Ron. It is true that they resemble the flowers of succulent plants. Congratulations on the good crop. Best regards

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    1. Thanks, Angel, for the kind comments. They are quite easy plants to grow and flower if you can give them cooler temperatures.

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  2. fabulous images Ron! very informative also

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  3. Great color on those flowers!

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    1. This or any other of the Promeneas should do well on your cool windowsill. They are not high light plants and do well in cool conditions.

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