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Succes in the experiment of saving my miltoniopsis

This is a discussion on Succes in the experiment of saving my miltoniopsis within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Barely any roots and not a single wrinkled leaf, with two spikes? And a warm ...

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    Barely any roots and not a single wrinkled leaf, with two spikes? And a warm spot for a Miltoniopsis, no less. This little plant must have the strength of the Hulk.

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    And the flowers are gorgeous! Wtg!

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    I so want one now...actually I have for a while, but I've read that they're incredibly finicky and snobby towards their owners. lol

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    Well I don't know, I have read the same but mine are doing quite well
    and I kept the plant warm untill it grew some roots, that was about 5 weeks ago
    then moved it into a bright spot, medium temperature, spray daily with rain water with a drop of fertilizer
    I was suprised too that it decided to grow 2 spikes
    So now it has roots, and is on a windowsil so for in the night it gets cooler there
    after it finishes blooming I will move it outdside next to the other miltoniopsis, they seem to like it

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    Wow Andrea! you are turning into a right orchid surgeon.

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    What beautiful blooms!! Congratulations on your success!

    cheers,
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    It's amazing how they really do look like exotic Pansies. I bet the Pansies are just gritting their teeth saying "We normal flowers can't even have one thing, can we?"

    Although, as long as orchids have been around, I'd be willing to bet that Miltoniopsis was here first. Therefore, Pansies are actually the ones that look like the orchids! SEE WHAT I DID THERE?

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    looks great! patient seems to be recovering nicely. beautiful color on those blooms.

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    Thanks everyone
    Today I moved it to my office, where is cooler, so I hope blooms will keep longer (miltoniopsis flowers are quite senzitive, and rearly last more then 4 weeks in warm environment)

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    You really seem to have done quite well by this plant! Truly gorgeous... alas they don't like my climate.

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