Promenaea xanthina plate
Promenaea xanthina from
The Orchid Album

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
Alliance: Promenaea
Genus: Promenaea
Lindley 1843
Type Species

Promenaea, abbreviated as Prom. in horticultural trade, is a genus of epiphitical orchids.


Plants are found in the moist forest of Brazil.


The plants in this genus have soft leaves.


Most of the plants in this genus are cool to warm growing and require moderate lighting. Potting media should not be allowed to dry out. Keep moist but not soggy. Water about every five to seven days. Plants should be potted in a well drain mix with medium fir bark with some perlite or in tree fern fibers.


The genus is named after the Greek priestess Promeneia

Species Edit

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