Miltonia growing epiphyte orchid leaf plant of the genus Miltonia also known as Pansy orchid, Miltonia perennial evergreen plant used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropical climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 11-12.
Leaves color green in in linear shape the leaf fleshy in the base create bulb shape.
Flower color can be: white, red, pink, orange, cream, purple, magenta, yellow, most of the flowers contain more than one color, color structure can be with stripes, dots, spots or shapeless, shape of five narrow petals can be pointed at the top and one in the middle of triangle round or heart shape.
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Requirements for Miltonia growing and care:
Well drained soil, moist, high humidity (more than 70%) recommended temperature in night 13-19C (50-66F) and day 22-26C (71-80F), fertilize, clean water (rain water) in room temperature, change old soil, cork soil, bark or bark chip, transparent pot, pot in that will be fit (not too big), when change pot need to cut the dead root, need to cork before start to become compost and acid, recommend to use Styrofoam to give air for the root
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes to insure the color and the shape of the flower
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Need to change the pots, better not to put it directly in big pot
Spring to autumn
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mite
How to prune:
Old yellow leaves, after the bloom cut the stem 2 cm after the node and rotten root
Size of the plant?
20-60 cm, 12-24 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade (with light)
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
All year (mostly spring to autumn)
General information about the flower:
Color can be: white, red, pink, orange, cream, purple, magenta, yellow, mostly contain more than one color, color structure can be with stripes, dots, spots or shapeless, shape of five narrow petals can be pointed at the top and one in the middle of triangle round or heart shape