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Miltoniopsis Tristar Knight 'Rorschach'

This is a discussion on Miltoniopsis Tristar Knight 'Rorschach' within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Cool flower! I'm glad i'm not the only one who can't grow these....

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    Cool flower! I'm glad i'm not the only one who can't grow these.

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    Very nice! Great going there, Clint! I like these miltoniopsis very much but their requirements are very exact and difficult to meet. Just as you said! If you happen to live by the Pacific Ocean, maybe there is hope!

    Cheers. Hoa.
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    Thanks, guys...

    Those of us in warmer than normal climates have to grow them indoors, which can be a problem...however..I have three milts (my Martin Orenstein is just about to open) and they get the very special place right next to the humidifier and fan. Come July and August, the air conditioning can be a pain. I deal with this by putting the humidifer on full blast and the plants sit right up next to it.

    Seems to work for me. I have to watch these very closely as well being an under-waterer...

    An hour outside here in August and I'm sure these plants would be toast...

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    What a bummer that these milts are so hard to grow...when I saw them at the botanical garden, I was absolutely *fascinated* by them and almost shelled out a large chunk of cash for one- until someone politely told me that they are rather picky about their conditions. I can't do humidity either, Lynda- I think I may go get a humidifier and try to see if that helps at all.

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    OK. I remembered that I already have a plant, labeled as Milt. Sandy's Cove 'Woodlands' that is doing pretty well with several new growths, and only a little pleating of the leaves. I know this is not a pansy type like in Clint's picture, but I am wondering if the growth of this plant in my conditions might mean I could grow the pansy type too--or are they completely different?
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    Lynda- I believe that Miltonia are easier to grow than Miltoniopsis, but have never had any real experience with them.

    I have one supermarket hybrid that I am patiently waiting to see if it will flower on it's new growths.

    I love the colour of both your Miltonia - that lilac is lovely, and the Rorschach from the original post is pretty too.

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    Lynda..

    Completely different. The miltonias and their hybrids seem to grow well for me in oncidium-like conditions...Miltonias come from the warm areas of Brazil and seem to tolerate lower humidity than their cloud forest cousins.

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    I suspected as much. Its tag just says "Milt." and I wasn't sure what that stood for. Well, no sense buying one of the pansy orchids just to kill it. Too bad.

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    Beautiful! I really like the scent but I've read enough about the conditions they like not to even attempt growing them. Today Mr E took me to a garden centre that sells orchids and he loved Miltoniopsis but I had to tell him not to bother. We left with a paph (actually two different paphs in one pot) and a Ododnt of some sort. I think I might be turing him into an orchid person.

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    How accurate color-wise is that pic, Lynda? That is a rather bizarre color combo.

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