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What is it and is it healthy?

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    Default What is it and is it healthy?

    Hello,

    I am not sure on the name of this plant. I am guessing its a miltonia or miltonopsis, but that's because of process of elimination. I would love some sort of ID. I would also appreciate it if you could let me know if it looks healthy. One of the little bulbs has lost a leaf because of yellowing and I don't know if it's natural or if it needs more water/light. I would love to take care of this and make it happy. It has had one blossom bloom since I've had it and another is well on it's way, but one flower seems to be wilting a bit. I have only had it for a week so I don't know much about it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. You can see all that I've mentioned in the pictures below. Thank you!

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    It looks happy and healthy and I would agree some sort of miltonia intergentic. Lovely red blooms.

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    It is healthy. It looks to me like it might be a Burrageara orchid. Maybe, Burrageara Living Fire? Maybe not.

    cheers,
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    Hello, this one is the common yet very beautiful Burrageara Nelly Isler . Looks healthy at the moment, but will soon need a repotting in open bark medium, or else the roots will rot.

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    I second that. This is Burrageara Nelly Isler. I have this one, and it's one of my absolute favorites. Congrats!

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    It looks healthy to me, lovely bloom. how do you treat it and what are your conditions?

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    it's quite lovely!

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    I have had this orchid for just over a week. I am so glad that I found this forum because I had no clue what it was and now I can look for better care instructions. I have noticed it is very fragrant and it smells lovely. I have been giving it medium light for most of the day. I have a south facing window in my room so I set the orchids off to the left side so they can get good afternoon light but not direct morning light. They get indirect morning/noon light otherwise. I move them into the window on the very cloudy days. We have a lot of those since I live in Michigan. My temperatures in the room range from 65-68F at night and 70-76F during the day during the winter. I have watered this twice since I got it home. I have softened water so over this winter I bought distilled water and added quarter strength of fertilizer. I can't think of the mix right of the top of my head, but this was given to me when I got the orchid and it came from the grower. Should it get more 'direct' light? I am looking to get a sheer curtain so I can put the orchids on the coffee table. I currently have a light/heat reducing shade. I don't think enough light comes through it. Any recommendations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123orchids View Post
    It looks healthy to me, lovely bloom. how do you treat it and what are your conditions?
    I keep it just outside of a south facing window. In front of the window gets direct light in the morning hours until noon then a tree helps dilute the light into the afternoon and it gets good amount of light the entire day. Where this is placed it gets medium light most of the day and more light towards the afternoon hours. I live in Michigan. Now that I am more aware of what this orchid is I can take better care of it. I have had it for a little over a week. I watered it twice since I got it. It was just barely damp when I got it home and I watered it then and again Sunday morning. I water all of my orchids in the morning on the days necessary. Our house is relatively dry in the winter so I keep the orchids on humidity trays out of the water. The temperatures range from 65-69 at night and 70-75 during the day.

    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    Hello, this one is the common yet very beautiful Burrageara Nelly Isler . Looks healthy at the moment, but will soon need a repotting in open bark medium, or else the roots will rot.
    Thanks for the advice. I need to wait for it to finish blooming before re-potting it correct? Is there any resource I can find on how to repot it correctly? This is my first of this type of orchid. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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