how do people grow Miltoniopsis orchids

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how do people grow Miltoniopsis orchids

by lkol1 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:22 am

How do you grow Miltoniopsis I put it in a peat and sphagnum and it is not doing very well.

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Re: how do people grow Miltoniopsis orchids

by evenwind » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:08 pm

Your mix sounds too dense with not enough air reaching the roots. Look here: http://www.aos.org/orchids/culture-sheets/miltonia.aspx
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Re: how do people grow Miltoniopsis orchids

by Jeeper » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:29 am

I use a lfsm/small bark/charcoal mix, I agree your soil sounds heavy...
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Re: how do people grow Miltoniopsis orchids

by DragonsEye » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:52 am

Far too dense. There are very few orchids that would like, let alone survive such a mix.

Fine rooted orchids like Miltonopsis typically desire a mix more like what Jeeper uses.

Furthermore, keep in mind that Miltonopsis like their media to stay lightly moist but not soggy, high humidity with good air circulation and cool temps (Grow them as highland neps).

Blessed are the "cracked" ... for it is they who let in the light.


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