It belongs to the Orchid family.
General description : Miltonia is an orchid blooming with velvety, violet-like flowers 5-10 cm in diameter. The color of the petals is pink, the base is yellow. It is not so capricious as other types of orchids, but in order to grow it in room conditions, it will be necessary to provide it with a constant temperature regime.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Miltonia:
Illumination : Light-loving, shading is needed only in the summer afternoon.
Irrigation mode : Abundant in the period of growth, strange in the winter, especially if the plant is kept cool.
Humidity : Requires frequent spraying, especially in warm rooms.
Humidity is similarly maintained by placing pots on a tray with pebbles or expanded clay, which is constantly wetted.
Temperature : In summer, the temperature should be warm around 20 ° C., In the winter, cool, 12-15 ° C, at least for miltonia hybrids 8 ° C. Does not take out drafts and sudden changes in temperature.
Soil : Requires benign drainage. You can add charcoal or expanded clay.
Recommended soil mixture: 1 share of top peat, 1 share of chopped pine bark. Suitable mash for orchids.
During the period of growth it needs regular fertilizing with fertilizers for orchids or usual half of the portion indicated on the package.
Breeding : Crushing during transplantation. In each elements must remain no less than three shoots.
Transplant : Miltonia is transplanted at what time the pot is made tight (the roots begin to grow through the drainage holes).
Transplant is bad.
Pests : affected by shields (brown plaques appear on the leaves and stems, leaving sticky secretions), thrips (grayish dots appear on the leaves), whiteflies (whitish or yellowish spots appear on the underside of the leaves).
The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).
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