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Miltonia or Miltoniopsis Morris Chesnut

This is a discussion on Miltonia or Miltoniopsis Morris Chesnut within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by moniluhum I am planning on growing it under artificial T5 lights. I ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by moniluhum View Post
    I am planning on growing it under artificial T5 lights. I am not sure either the miltonia or miltoniopsis will do well under these conditions. Does anyone grow their Milt(s) under these conditions. Do tell as this is my second Milt with the first dieing after a year. In addition, I still do not know which type of Milt Morris Chestnut is. Searching the web I see it named under both.
    There is only one Morris Chestnut you need to consider, MILTONIOPSIS Morris Chestnut. Once upon a time Miltoniopsis used to called Miltonia, but that fairly tail has ended. Sometimes they were referred to as Columbian, Andean or Central American Miltonias. True Miltonias are mostly Brazilian. Old references that do not distinguish between Miltonia and Miltoniopsis will remain on the web forever though. The only other Morris Chestnut is Paphiopedilum Morris Chestnut, but I don't think we need to worry about that. So please, rest assured you have Miltoniopsis Morris Chestnut.

    Certainly both Miltonia and Miltoniopsis can be grown with artificial lights, T5 or many other choices. T5 alone doesn't tell us how much light your fixture supplies, and that will determine the distance from the leaves. Miltoniopsis wants light similar to most Paphs and Phals, maybe just a bit more, but less than typical for Catts. In an indoor situation under artificial light you may have some problems with Miltoniopsis if you don't usually get a nightly temperature drop to around 70F or below.

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    OOps! Sorry Ray

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    No need to apologize, Monica. I was referring to the lousy sources of info you found on the web!

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