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MILTONIA or MILTONIOPSIS ?

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by danielebac, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. danielebac

    danielebac Member

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    Hi guys, just got this as Miltonia Colombiana but searching for it on the net I have sometimes found it as Miltoniopsis. Anybody could help me ?

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    Thanks a lot in advance

    Daniele
     
  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It is correctly a Miltoniopsis, but many people still call it Miltonia. Miltonia is a distinct genus.
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It is correctly a Miltoniopsis. Miltonia is a separate genus and a search in the archives here will show you some of them. Many people still don't make the distinction, not because there is any controversy, but old habits die hard.
     
  4. danielebac

    danielebac Member

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    Great Marni! Thanks a lot
     
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    I now have 2 and love the fragrance they give off. Pansy orchid is a fitting nick name for them. This is a beauty.
     
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    I live in Louisiana and grow only miltoniopsis. I grow them inside my house and I never put them outside. It took me twenty-five years to discover how to grow them. It really bothers me that I spent over hundreds of dollars and killed every plant that I owned. They would always die about four months after I purchased them. A friend of mine grows African violets and she told me to try something. I went to the grocery store and bought a plant. I did what she told me to try and I haven't killed a plant in years. Another thing that I do is water the plants every three days. I have six of them that are currently putting out spikes. I've always loved miltoniopsis orchids. They are the only plant that I currently grow.