miltonia / miltonia
Refers to the family of orchids.
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 if other types of orchids, but to grow it in room conditions, it will have to provide it with an unchanged temperature regime.
Recommendations for caring for the plant Miltonia:
Illumination : Photophilous, shading is needed only in the summer noon.
Irrigation mode : Abundant during growth, in the winter, outlandish, especially if the plant is kept cool.
Humidity : Requires frequent spraying, especially in warm rooms.
Air humidity is similarly supported by placing pots on a pallet with pebbles or claydite, which is continuously moistened.
Temperature regime : In summer, the temperature should be warm around 20 ° C., In the winter cool, 12-15 ° C, minimum for Miltonium hybrids 8 ° C. Does not tolerate drafts and sudden temperature changes.
Soil : Proper benign drainage is required. You can add charcoal or expanded clay.
Recommended soil mixture: 1 share of peat moss, 1 share of chopped pine bark. A mishmash for orchids will do.
During the growth period, you need regular fertilizing for orchids or usual in half of the portion indicated on the package.
Breeding : Crushing during transplantation. In each element there should be no less than three germs.
Transplantation : Miltonia is transplanted at what time the pot is made tight (the roots begin to germinate through the drainage holes).
Transplant is bad.
Pests : affected by scutes (brown plaques appear on the leaves and stems, leaving sticky excretions), thrips (grayish points appear on the leaves), whiteflies (whitish or yellowish spots appear on the underside of the leaves).
The plant is allowed to help finish with a soap solution, warm rinsing and spraying with an actellite (1-2 ml per liter of water).
miltonia - miltonia