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Can anyone identify this orchid beauty?

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    Default Can anyone identify this orchid beauty?

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    Looks like one of the miltassia, but as far as and accurate full ID ... not likely to happen I'm afraid.




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    That's Miltassia Shelob probably 'Tolkien'

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    OH My Gosh! I googled this and the picture is exactly the same flower! thank you sooo much!. LOL! This is very timely with the Hobbit coming out...and i am very excited to see the movie!

    Thanks Jeffery!

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    Is it's care similar to an Oncidium?

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    yes. oncidium care is fine. i have one that flowers every couple months. sixth spike this year is coming up now. i have a smaller one that just begun blooming for the first time. very easy plant to flower. and with good watering and enough light, they have a slight musky honey like scent. the larger one lives in a south facing window, unobstructed. bright light in summer, sun in winter, but through 70% shade cloth or thin curtains. they shoot out one spike on new young growths, then a second later when the bulb matures more on the either side. i water twice a week. fertilize once a week, weakly, with miracle grow. keep moist. let go near dry and water again. it's dry here, so once a week they soak in water in the sink for a while. my new spike has 8 buds. the bulbs are getting to be about 4" tall, but it is a new growth, so it could be even larger.

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    Katherine, what a beauty you have there! Miltonia x Brassia is one of those really inspired crosses: Miltonias bring colour and a more prominent lip; Brassias bring the spectacularly slender star shape. Wow. It doesn't get much better!

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    That really is a proud little beauty - and rightly so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katherine View Post
    thank you sooo much!

    Thanks Jeffery!
    You're most welcome.

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    Beautiful Miltassia orchid!! love it!

    cheers,
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