Miltonia/Miltoniopsis

About: Miltonia orchids or "pansy orchids" have striking Oncidium-like blooms quadruple the size. Easier and more hardy than their close relative, Miltonias, Miltoniopsis orchids are often florally fragrant and grow well in intermediate temperatures. They enjoy frequent watering (good drainage is key) so fine bark or long fiber sphagnum potting media is recommended. Although these require more attention and consistency than other orchids, they are worth the extra love and attention.

Potting mix: Long fiber sphagnum or fine orchid bark mix, repot every 1-2 years

Light: Medium-bright indirect light

Water: Water frequently in hot months when media is nearly dry, decrease in cold months

Temp: Intermediate (55F min night, 80F max day), dislikes temp fluctuations

Humidity: 60-70%, tolerant of lower humidity

Fertilizing: 1/2 strength urea-free balanced fertilizer, every other watering. Decrease to monthly in winter

**Some species require unique conditions, consult species reference for more exact info (aos.org recommended).

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