Miltoniopsis 'Newton Falls'
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This plant has a mild fragrance
Pansy Orchid Overview
These striking orchids, which are also known as pansy orchids, owing to their similarity to garden pansies, are gaining in popularity. Miltoniopsis are cool-growing orchids that originate in the higher elevations of the Andes in Colombia, Panama and Ecuador. Miltoniopsis Newton Falls is a hybrid of Mps. Hamburg X Mps. Goodnews Bay. They love humidity, so a bright kitchen or bathroom would be ideal, and mist the leaves with water occasionally, especially if they are in a heated room.
Common problems with Pansy Orchid
Red spider mites, mealy bugs and aphids tend to be troublesome especially when grown indoors. Check often for insects and remove from the plants.
How to harvest Pansy Orchid
Generally not harvested
How to propagate Pansy Orchid
Dived when pots become over crowded, or annually after flowering stops and new growth starts. Remove from pots, split the bulbs and repot.
Special features of Pansy Orchid
Bright, but indirect light, they prefer even temperatures, so try not to have big drops at night time, in winter water only occasionally.
These plants do not need to grow in compost, but if potting up, use a specialist orchid compost or bark chips, water by soaking rather than watering from the top. Use 12,5cm pots.
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