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Miltonia to mount or pt.

This is a discussion on Miltonia to mount or pt. within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I purchased a bare root milonia which I read was the warm growing kind. I ...

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    Default Miltonia to mount or pt.

    I purchased a bare root milonia which I read was the warm growing kind. I also read that they do better mounted perhaps in tree fern. This run is rather large so I am not sure it would be mountable. Does anyone have experience on what works for them in a warm, humid environment?

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    This one of the Brazilian type - like M.spectabilis ? All of this group have a good lip, and distinct sepals and petals radiating like spokes of a wheel. The "other" sort of Miltonia are now called Miltoniopsis, and tend to have silvery green leaves, and the big pansy flowers , not spoke like at all. So if you have the Brazilian type, they will grow well on tree fern mounts - have the fibres running vertically not horizontally, and spray very frequently when the new growths start.

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    Can be mounted or in a plastic basket. I have mine in plastic baskets filled loosely with charcoal and coarse coconut husk. They need a lot of water when in growth or the leaves will pleat and become accordion-like.

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    Mr Paphioboy, you mentioned loose charcoal and coarse coconut husk. Under what other conditions do you grow this plant. It is very warm and humid where I live so I planned on growing under lights indoors. Do you grow under similar conditions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moniluhum View Post
    Mr Paphioboy, you mentioned loose charcoal and coarse coconut husk. Under what other conditions do you grow this plant. It is very warm and humid where I live so I planned on growing under lights indoors. Do you grow under similar conditions?
    Yes, I grow under tropical lowland conditions. Humid, evenly hot throughout the year. It is under a single layer of netting, so exposed to sun and rain.

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