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. Although these require more of an intermediate skill level, they are worth the extra love and attention.


Recommended care

Light: Medium to bright indirect preferred. Be careful of temperature spikes if placed in a bright location. 


Water: Water deeply when top of media is nearly dry (about twice a week) but do not allow to sit in water.


Potting media: Fine bark or bark+perlite mix. Repot yearly.


Temp: 50F min, 80F max for flowering.


Humidity: 60-75% preferred. 


Fertilizing: 20-20-20 fertilizer diluted to 1/2 recommended strength every other watering. Decrease in winter. Flush pot occassionally to prevent salt buildup. 

Mps. Maui Mist 'Golden Gate'