If you are looking for orchids that look and smell amazing then you probably want miltonias. These orchids are also often mistakenly called pansy orchids because it said to resemble the brightly colored flowers of the same name. This is a fact that most people, except for serious growers make.
The truth is miltonias resemble oncidums more than pansies. It’s the miltoniopsis orchids that are pansy-like. But the growing requirements that these two types of orchids have are quite different from each other.
Miltonias are considered one of the easiest plants to cultivate because they can be successfully grown either in greenhouses or inside a regular house. They provide the one of the greatest smelling flowers of all of the species of orchids. These plants can grow up to 50 centimeters in height and the flowers can have various colors ranging from dark purple to white.
Its fragrant flowers can last up to 4 to 6 weeks in bloom. These plants are truly one of the more enticing types of orchids in terms of color and fragrance. A healthy orchid not only ensures the beauty of the flowers, but it also helps produce the plant’s best fragrance.
If you wish to grow these plants successfully and have their flowers giving off an amazing smell then I suggest you follow these 3 tricks:
Keep them out of direct sunlight. Miltonias light requirements are less compared to most types of orchids. They thrive best in low light. In greenhouses the maximum sunlight they can tolerate is only 50%. During the summer make sure that they are fully shaded. You can determine this by just touching their leaves. If they feel cool then they are situated perfectly. Inside your home place them near windows with net curtains to allow the lowest light possible.
Another way to check if the light requirements are being met is by checking the color of its leaves. Provide them with more light if the leaves are dark green and more shade if they are yellowish-green or reddish.
Provide them with sufficient water. In order for miltonias to produce fragrant blooms, proper watering must be provided. Unlike most types of orchids, these plants need lots of moisture. They need to be watered constantly no matter what the season may be. The moisture requirement is almost the same even during summer and winter. Water them once or twice a week depending on the humidity. Do this preferably during mornings so the soil would have time to dry out by the end of the day.
Feed them fertilizers. Another important thing to remember if you wish to achieve great smelling flowers is to provide them with a good source of nourishment. Fertilizers that are rich in nitrogen would be the best choice. Feed them once a month.
When feeding them plant food, be sure to flush out any salt residue that may burn your plants and damage the roots. Liquid fertilizers must be applied after watering the orchids. With regard to manure, remember to keep it away from the pseudobulbs to keep them from getting burned.
Miltonias are famous for their colorful and fragrant flowers. To constantly achieve great smelling and vibrantly colored blooms, great attention must be paid to growing them. Healthy plants will not only ensure the longevity of these orchids but will also provide the fragrant flowers that they are famous for.
In order to achieve, this you must follow these 3 simple tricks. Because they are one of the easiest types of orchids to cultivate, in no time you’ll have them blooming with flowers that will make any place smell irresistible.
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