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please help with my first miltonopsis

This is a discussion on please help with my first miltonopsis within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hello so, for the first time a saw in the market mmiltonopsis orchids I red ...

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    Default please help with my first miltonopsis

    Hello
    so, for the first time a saw in the market mmiltonopsis orchids
    I red about them, and thought iI have the proper conditions fot them
    so I bought 2
    the pink one opened 3 of the 5 flowers on the spike it had, 2 buds turned yeloow
    the flowers are not completely opened, because the outer petals seem to be drying at their tip
    I water the pkants every 3 day or so, and the plants have the same light as the phals, temperature around 20 C, humidity around 60-70%.
    the purple one had 4 spikes, 3 turned yellow, and on the remainig one the buds whilw growing, are drying out at their tip.
    in sunny day I do have about 2 hours of sun on them, but they are about 40 cm from the window so I dont't think they overheat
    here the photo with the pink miltonopsis

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    It is difficult to know what you are doing wrong ; but Miltoniopsis are not strong plants - they won't take the kind of treatment which Cymbidiums will stand for example. I suppose these plants have come from one of the big production units in The Netherlands - were they fresh and good when you got them ? If they had been in a shop for some time and got dried out, it would give them such a set-back as they would be unlikely to recover . They are never worth buying "cheap because the flowers are going over" - the plants will be too !
    The compost is probably almost soil - is it dry or wet ? They could do with being absolutely soaked, and then allowed to get almost dry before being watered again.

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    as far I can see the compost is bark
    the plants seem healthy otherwise, leaves are light green, not wrinkled, the plants are sitting firm in the pots
    i know the Miltonopsis are senzitive and i was wondering if the stress of adapting to a new place isn't taking its toll

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    Quote Originally Posted by andreaemilia View Post
    as far I can see the compost is bark
    the plants seem healthy otherwise, leaves are light green, not wrinkled, the plants are sitting firm in the pots
    i know the Miltonopsis are senzitive and i was wondering if the stress of adapting to a new place isn't taking its toll
    That is always a possibility ; but the leaf colour should be almost silver - which makes me wonder if it has been in a poor light. But I wish I could suggest what you could do about that !.

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    Well, the blooms are really pretty. It could be the stress of adapting or perhaps as Geoff notes - light level.

    cheers,
    BD

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    well I cannot do much about the light right now
    I ordered some lamps to suppliment the light
    when I get them i will be able to increase the light level
    as for the colcour of the leaves they are very light grren, sort of silverish
    I don't have a photo but I will make one

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