Sunday, March 15, 2009

Progress of Miltonia spectabilis rescue

Miltonia spectabilis

The genus Miltonia (Milt) contains 10 species from Brazil and Peru. They grow in bright warm conditions.

Miltonia spectabilis grows in Brazil. It is cool to hot growing and blooms in summer.

I have seen some pretty spectacular Miltonia spectabilis plants. When I got this as a rescue four years ago I decided that I wanted to try it too.

After the plant had recovered for a year I split it in two pieces. I then got one of my larger pieces of bark and mounted the two pieces near the bottom. They looked very lonely that first year as a mount.

This is the third year on the cork. Of course I won't be entering it for a ribbon when it does bloom, it needs to be a single plant for that. I am going for effect at show and tell.

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