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Milt Herralexandre growing conditions?

This is a discussion on Milt Herralexandre growing conditions? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hello, I received a division of plant of Milt. Herralexandre about a year ago. It ...

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    Hello,

    I received a division of plant of Milt. Herralexandre about a year ago. It has approx. 1 psuedobulb and 2 growths. I have been reading that there are cool and warm growing Milts. Can anyone tell me which kind I have and what are the growing requirements? I currently have it in semi hydro and it appears to be enjoying it.

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    Melanie

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    I believe it will grow in household temps because it is a pure Miltonia. Miltoniopsis are the cooler growing ones.

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    Herralexandre = Alexandre Dumas x Herrenhausen

    Seed Parent:
    Alexandre Dumas = Emotion x Brigadier
    Emotion = Emoi x Nyasa
    Emoi = Etendard x vexillaria
    Etendard = Reine Elisabeth x Rubens
    Reine Elisabeth = vexillaria x roezlii
    Brigadier = Brighteyes x Albert Burrage
    Brighteyes = roezlii x Sanderae
    Sanderae = Saint Andre x vexillaria
    Saint Andre = Bleuana x roezlii
    Bleuana = vexillaria x roezlii
    Albert Burrage = vexillaria x N/A

    Pod Parent:
    Herrenhausen = Beethoven x Lycaena
    Beethoven = Lycaena x Mrs. J. B. Crum
    Lycaena = Lord Lambourne x Princess Margaret
    Lord Lambourne = vexillaria x N/A
    Princess Margaret = Kennie x Vida
    Kennie = Venus x vexillaria
    Venus = phalaenopsis x vexillaria
    Vida = Bleuana x William Pitt
    Bleuana = vexillaria x roezlii
    William Pitt = Isabel Sander x Reine Elisabeth
    Isabel Sander = Hyeana x roezlii
    Hyeana = Bleuana x vexillaria
    Bleuana = vexillaria x roezlii
    Reine Elisabeth = vexillaria x roezlii
    Vida = Bleuana x William Pitt
    Bleuana = vexillaria x roezlii
    William Pitt = Isabel Sander x Reine Elisabeth
    Mrs. J. B. Crum = Lycaena x Princess Mary
    Lycaena = repeat of stuff above
    Princess Mary = Bleuana x Hyeana
    Bleuana = vexillaria x roezlii
    Hyeana = Bleuana x vexillaria

    ....here's part of its genetic map so complex... uuuuggghhh it takes so long to finish feel free to do finish it for me someone

    You can tell it contains mostly vexillaria and roezlii in it and this plant has been in cultivation and bred so long that it has to be an easy plant to grow. it's been bred over and over again my head hurts....this plant is a fine example of insest!

    edit: I finished the confusing map!
    Last edited by smartie2000; January 25th, 2007 at 04:46 PM. Reason: finished the genetic map

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    use link 4 in useful links to mfind the species and then link 14 for cultural notes

    you have Columbian in other words Miltoniopsis have a read here

    Phils Orchid World, Oncidium alliance orchids

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    Someone describe vexillaria and roezlii for me....I'm getting curious

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    Thanks Smartie2000 and Murray.

    Smartie2000, have you been able to flower Miltoniopsis in Edmonton's climate?

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    I had one before yes, It flowered 3 times a year and was fragrant! It was pinkish purple. It died because of spider mites and I didn't treat i because I was young and did not know what mites did or looked like on a orchid. I actually thought the mites were a fungus...it was covered in tiny orange specks. I will get one like my old one again maybe.
    I do have a new Milt regnellii f. alba but it hasn't bloomed yet.

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    They both are cool to warm growing according to the above info (thanks) so you are ok....
    The winter time temps of Canada definitely helps but my passed Milt bloommed even in the summer, on an eastern windowsill in the kitchen. They are pretty, I think you will be expecting pink pansy blooms
    Your plant has been breeding since/before 1920 and if its parents were not floriferous in cultivation they would not have been used.

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    Smartie2000,
    What kind of light are you using...S, W, N, E?

    Thanks.

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