The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Miltoniopsis

Family: Orchidaceae.

Miltoniopsis Genus of 5 species of evergreen, epiphytic or lithophytic orchids from Central and South America. The fleshy, ovoid pseudobulbs are partially covered by soft-textured, linear, gray-green, basal leaves. Decorative, fragrant flowers, with large, flat lips, are produced in racemes from the bases of the pseudobulbs.
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Cool-growing orchids. Grow in containers of epiphytic orchid potting mix. Avoid direct sun except for very early or late in the day. Provide shading condition with plenty of fresh air. Day Temperature 70° - 80° F, Night Temperature 58-60° F. Don't spray the folage, since it may become spotted. Water freely all year, sparingly in winter. Divide when the plant fills the pot.
Miltoniopsis phalaenopsis (Lind. et Rchb. f.) Garay et Dunsterv.
A small growing plant with large flowers from Colombia. This is the speceis used to produce those magnificant waterfall patterns in the hybrids. Grows on the cool side with moderate light. Striking flowers lasting about 3 weeks and flowers twice a year.
Miltoniopsis vexillarius
Another small growing plant with large flowers from Colombia. This is the speceis used to produce those large whites. Beautiful in its own right. Grows on the cool side with moderate light. Flowers last about 3 weeks and blooms twice a year.

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