Thursday, August 25, 2016

Promenaea stapelioides

The Promenaeas, a genus of around eighteen species from Brazil, are all cool growing, lower light plants with soft leaves and small pseudobulbs.  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 and large 4 cm flowers.  It does not bloom as prolifically as some of the other species, but the flowers are uniquely colored and patterned.  I grow it in live sphagnum in a plastic net pot and keep it moist with high humidity.


  1. A beautiful orchid. Unique color.

    1. It is unusual, isn't it. Thanks for looking and commenting.