The Miltonia Orchid, sometimes called the Pansy Orchid, comes in many colours, but is known most for its memorable shape.
Colours: Many colours, often with spectacular markings and some fragrant varities
Origin: Miltonias grow naturally on river banks in Brazil, Colombia and other parts of South America
Flowering period: Miltonias can ﬂower several times in a year
Location: A bright well lit spot, but avoid direct sunlight as it will cause scorching
Temperature: Needs high humidity so mist daily and keep in a warm room
Watering: 50ml rain water or ﬁlter water, once a week
Feeding: Feed once a month
Encouraging your Miltonia orchid to re-ﬂower:
Cut the ﬂower spike away completely after it has ﬁnished ﬂowering. This encourages new shoots on which new ﬂowers will form. In the warmest summer months Miltonia will also be happy sat outside on a patio or terrace. It is the ﬂuctuations between day and night temperatures that stimulate ﬂowering. The same effect would be achieved by keeping the plant in a cooler room for 8 to 12 weeks.
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