Saturday, July 2, 2016

Promenaea xanthina

This miniature, easy-to-grow species is from Brazil.  Like the other species in the genus it produces large flowers for the size of the plant and require cooler temperatures, high humidity and good air movement.  Promenaea xanthina is the best-known species in the genus and the most readily available.  It has 5 cm flowers on an 8 cm plant and blooms prolifically late spring to early summer when happy.


  1. Beautiful! I'm waiting for mine to stop sulking after its most recent division. How much light do you give yours?

    1. Mine grows along the side of the case where it doesn't get much light and about 24" from the four T5 HO bulbs I'm using at present.