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Miltonia spectabilis var Moreliana

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    Two different forms here ; the smaller flower, lighter in colour is a sib cross between two awarded forms , the darker larger flower has less pedigree , and perhaps is going over a bit too. Both are plants I have had for many years, and both were at one time pans-full with 8 or 10 growths. But they are a little tricky to keep good, perhaps because they are very short rooted - never seem to get more than a couple of inches long, which means that a large pot, for a big plant, has a lot of compost doing nothing except staying wet, which always means trouble. So I use plant saucers , and then it seems difficult to anchor them properly , and a plant which floats about a bit is also in trouble. So they have been struggling .
    But both plants have flowers on 3 or more growths this year, and I have ideas for what to do with them when I repot to tidy them up after flowering.

    They are successional flowering usually, with perhaps three or four flowers on a spike, not all at once.

    In the days when the big pansy Miltoniopsis were still called Miltonias, we used to call this one ( and a couple of other species) the Brazilian Miltonias to distinguish them from the Venezuelan, Colombian etc ones which we now call Miltoniopsis. Both kinds can be used in making intergenerics such as Miltassia, although this sort is perhaps more easily compatible.

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    Those are gorgeous!

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    Beautiful Geoff. It sounds like you endure the challenge of growing these by using innovation and patience. AL

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    WOW - now that is a bold color on that orchid bloom. Nice!

    cheers,
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    Very nice, I like this species...

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    I love the color!!!

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    I have this plant and struggle with it. It has never looked like yours, Geoff ....which is just stunning.

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    Very beautiful Geoff!!

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    Fantastic color!

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    The second darker flower would be the one I would choose. And thanks for he heads up on the roots. If I ever find a nice one i'll keep that in mind.

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