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One of the most colorful and abundant flowering orchids, Miltonia is so beautiful that it has earned the nickname "pansies". She is so afraid of direct sunlight that without shading she can suffer even on the eastern window sills. In the northern rooms, Miltonia is placed only on the windows, but there it reveals all its beauty, showing a pinkish bloom on the leaves, and releasing them in much greater quantities than in other rooms.
In indoor culture, miltonia is most often represented by hybrid varieties. Species plants are considered rare. The choice is sufficient to find your favorite shades of pink and variegated color variations.
Miltonia - forming medium-sized, but strikingly beautiful leaves - are perennial sympodial orchids belonging to the epiphytes. Light, bright, pointed-lanceolate leaves of miltonia are collected in bunches or fans, they are somewhat reminiscent of bulbous or irises. Despite the fact that each pseudobulb does not release them in so many quantities, they create a thick "bundle" effect. The plant looks attractive even before flowering, it stands out against the background of other orchids both in color and erect leaves.
The flowering of miltonia is considered incomparable. Reminiscent of living velvet, the flowers of the plant not only have something in common with violets in shape, but also surprise with a yellow eye, an uneven ruffled or wavy edge, a variegated color that combines white, pink, red, yellow in various and catchy combinations.
Miltonians hate direct sun. The place for their placement is selected, focusing on the color of the leaves: in comfortable diffused lighting, which usually quite satisfies this orchid in server rooms, the leaves should acquire a pink color.
This orchid does not like changes and jumps in temperature, heat and cold. With a minimum allowable rate of 15 degrees, Miltonia prefers stability in everything and grows best in the temperature range from 18 to 22 degrees Celsius.
Miltonia is not the simplest of indoor orchids. It is sensitive to humidity and measures to maintain high levels of the latter will require careful maintenance and not only spraying. The plant blooms well at moisture levels above 70%. This is one of the most moisture-loving orchids, which is watered often, but carefully. Miltonia needs fertilizing only during active growth, she is afraid of an excess of fertilizers.
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