Miltoniopsis orchids or "pansy orchids" have striking Oncidium-like blooms quadruple the size. Often fragrant, they grow well in intermediate-cool temperatures and enjoy frequent watering (good drainage is key). Light mint green foliage makes Miltoniopsis orchids attractive year round. Back in stock, Mps. Lycaena 'Stamperland' is a hybrid that's been around since 1925! Although these require more of an intermediate skill level, they are worth the extra love and attention.
Registered name: Mps. Lycaena 'Stamperland'
Parent Cross: Lord Lamboune x Princess Margaret
Pot Size: 3in
Plant height: 18in
Blooming size: YES, In Spike (4/18/21)
Bloom info: Large, pink with maroon-streaked white center, bloom time variable
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 fertilizer, every other watering. Decrease to monthly in winter