Miltoniopsis — care at home
Orchid of the genus Miltoniopsis looks like the flower is Pansy.
Many hybrids it lacks the finesse that is characteristic of orchids.
Flowers of orchids bright colors, the size of which can be compared with small plates.
It is for this reason and valid comparison with the mobsters.
This genus belongs 6 species, but artificial hybrids there are dozens.
The plant has a small, but strong pseudobulb, stick to each other so that there is free space.
This flower has one distinctive feature – a single sheet plate. Leaves light green, lanceolate. In nature there are species with white, bright red, pink and purple petals.
Location and lighting
Miltoniopsis most often placed in the living room. It is not necessary to free up space on the windowsill, the flower does not need much light.
A large amount of sunlight on the contrary leads to discoloration of the flowers. In most cases, plants choose locations in the Eastern or Western Windows.
The flower thrives on Stockach, located at a distance from the Windows. To determine the optimal location will help the plant itself.
The place is considered to be correctly selected when the flower leaves a light pink hue.
Miltoniopsis well exist in conditions where moderate temperature. In the warm season orchids need a temperature of 20 to 25°C.
To ensure good flowering desirable small temperature differences, so at night the temperature was lowered to 4-6 degrees.
Watering and humidity
This Orchid survives well only in conditions of high humidity, otherwise it may slow down growth of leaves, in addition, there is drying of leaf tips and stems.
Especially for hot summer days. In addition, the room in which the plant should be regularly ventilated to prevent rot.
Suited to watering very carefully. Orchid watered abundantly, but not waterlogged.
Miltoniopsis feed plant fertilizer twice a month, but only half the concentration. As fertilizer is a special fertilizer for orchids.
In any case it is not necessary often to feed the plant, otherwise it will lead to drying up of the tips of roots, causing the flower will turn black.
Transplantation and propagation
It is recommended to repot the Orchid when young sprouts have got their own roots, which reach heights of 5-10 cm.
Propagated plant about once every 3 years, most often, this time coincides with the transplant. Reproduction occurs by dividing the Bush.
Pests and fight with them
The main pests of orchids are scale insects, whiteflies and thrips. Absolutely healthy looking plant but not flowering, tells about the lack of light.
The plant is striking in the various fungal diseases that often occur as a result of spraying at a low room temperature.
If the sheets appeared dry spots, it means that Miltoniopsis got a sunburn. To prevent this in the future, a flowerpot, it is desirable to move away from the window.